Submitted By Jennifer Vanlerberg
If you drove perpendicular to the Slippery Elm Trail this past Sunday, November 4th, you may have spotted them. There were, after all, approximately two dozen of them. This year’s Slippery Elm Trail clean up had 25 participants in the form of Cub Scouts from Pack #372, parents, siblings, grandparents, and one canine companion.
There were three Boy Scouts from Troop #315, who have dual roles as Boy Scouts and Cub Scout Den Chiefs. (Thanks to Zach Trout, Alex Trout, and Jesse Vanlerberg for your help!)
With all of this assistance, we were able to cover Quarry Road to Oil Center Road.
Prior to venturing out, Cubmaster Eric Trout went over the scout philosophy of “Leave no trace.” Scouts were reminded not to litter, or take any of nature home with them.
Nearly five bags of trash were collected and sticks and other debris were cleared to make the trail safer for walkers, runners, and bikers this fall.
Some of the same scouts participated in both the 2018 “Scouting for food” service project/collection of American flags at our local cemeteries, and the Slippery Elm Trail clean up.
We appreciate everyone that assisted with these important community service opportunities and hope the boys will enjoy our annual Bowling Party in December as a reward for hard work well done.