Ryan Arruda, a senior at Westerly High School, earned his Eagle Scout Badge by building a bridge. Ryan, son of Patricia and Joseph Arruda III of Westerly, is a member of Troop 16 Westerly, which meets at St Pius Church with Scoutmaster Felix Martinez. Ryan worked with Joseph MacAndrew, from the Westerly Conservation Commission, and his troop to build the bridge across a creek along the White Trail in the Westerly Town Forest. He met with MacAndrew to come up with a design, shopped for materials, organized his troop and volunteers to clear the path, and finally built the bridge. Older scouts assisted in carrying the wood into the forest to build the bridge on-site. Ryan’s Court of Honor will be held in March.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.