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Boy Scouts finish up community projects

Local - 7/23/2013 10:37 PM by Courtney Rosemond

OAK HILL - A Fayette County Park gets a makeover Tuesday morning with the help of boy scouts in town for the jamboree.

Dozens of scouts from as far away as California and Indiana spruced up the White Oak Rail Trail in Oak Hill. The group planted shrubs, added mulch and cleared grass along an area of the trail near Oyler Avenue. The visiting scouts are happy to make a positive impact in West Virginia.

Scout, Robert Mellerski of California said “ Helping out the community that embraces us coming. I mean I’ve seen a lot of signs that say welcome boy scouts and not a lot of people are liking us right now with our issues with the gay scouts so this is a good opportunity for us to give back to everyone here.”

Scout Sean Ennis of Indiana said, “A scout is supposed to do stuff without complaining, and they're also supposed to do it without being seen so it's nice to be able to do it, and if they don't know about it, that's ok with me.”

Tuesday was the last day of activities for scouts in the jamboree.


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