The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders along with the Department of Parks and Recreation recently recognized the outstanding contributions made to the Union County Archery Range at Oak Ridge Park by Eagle Scout Nicolas Makosiej, a member of Boy Scout Troop 145, located in Clark, New Jersey, who earned his Eagle Rank in April, 2014. His Court of Honor was held in May, 2014.
For his Eagle Scout project, Nicholas traveled to various archery ranges in 2012, working through several concepts and prototypes while consulting with archery experts. In the summer and fall he worked with members of his troop to construct targets to be used at the Oak Ridge Archery Range. They were set in place in November, 2013. After nearly two years, the targets are being repurposed and will be moved to Wa-Xo-Be Archery Club. They will remain in use at Oak Ridge until September 16.
“On behalf of the Freeholder Board I’d like to thank Nicholas for putting together this project and sharing it with the participants at the Union County Archery Range at Oak Ridge,” said Freeholder Chairman Mohamed S. Jalloh.
Users of the Union County Archery Range at Oak Ridge Park are reminded that they are responsible for supplying their own targets when using the facility. A complete list of Archery Range rules can be viewed on the Union County Website at www.ucnj.org/archery. Or you can call the Department of Parks and Recreation at 908-527-4900 or 908-654-9805.