Scouts, NHS students dedicate day to service
CENTREVILLE — On Saturday, April 22, Boy Scout Troop 464 participated in a widespread community service event. Twenty-nine scouts and eight adult leaders were joined by four Queen Anne’s County High School National Honor Society students in a combined effort, totaling 190 community service hours.
The daylong service included trash pickup at Chesterfield Cemetery, Millstream Park — including over 200 cigarette butts picked up — North Brook drainage ponds, Damsontown Road, Railroad Park and Martin Sutton Park in Ridgely, along with weeding and mulching the Centreville High School sign at the Board of Education and at the Ridgely Town Hall, trail maintenance at Wye Island, and setting a memorial bench dedicated to Susan Douchet at Tuckahoe Park.
After camping through a very rainy Friday night, the scouts got up on Saturday at 6 a.m. to begin their tasks, reported Assistant Scout Master Kelly Wright. The wet conditions of the day and previous night did not deter the young men from participating in a great day of community service, said Wright.
After a long day of work, the Troop ate a hearty meal and participated in a camp fire program. Needless to say, after all their hard work, the scouts slept very soundly in their tents that night, Wright concluded.
Troop 464 Scout Master Charlie Baggs was very proud of the commitment the scouts made. Said Baggs, “I am a retired Navy Chief. When I was stationed abroad, I would always be concerned as to who was taking care of things back home in the States. I still occasionally have those thoughts today. I can safely say that after seeing these young men in action last weekend working unselfishly without complaint, I am very confident that we will be just fine in the hands of these future leaders.”
In all the Troop collected 18 garden-size bags of trash, two bags of recycling, four bags of leaves and three 55-gallon bags of weeds.
Boy Scout Troop 464 is made up of young men ages 11 to 17 from the Mid-Shore area. Anyone wanting more information on Boy Scout Troop 464 may call 410-4907713.
After a long day of community service scouts from Troop 464 gather around the campfire.
Boy Scouts from Troop 464 and National Honor Society Students from Queen Anne’s County High School clean and edge beds around the Centreville High School sign at the Central Office.
Scouts clean up the roadside along Damsontown Road in Queen Anne’s County.