Scouts, NHS stu­dents ded­i­cate day to ser­vice

Record Observer - - NEWS - By HAN­NAH COMBS hcombs@kibay­

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.

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