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Cub Scouts adopt Rocky Mount Elementary
Boys commit to one service project every four months
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Cub Scouts in Pack 456 recently built a garden around the new school sign at Rocky Mount Elementary School in honor of Earth Day.

Monday, April 29, 2013


Cub Scout Pack 456, chartered by Rocky Mount United Methodist Church, recently chose Rocky Mount Elementary School in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Adopt-a-School Program.

The boys, under the leadership of Cub Master Michelle Firebaugh, are the first in the area to make the commitment to perform one service for the school every four months.

Their first service project included building a garden around the school sign and picking up trash around the school grounds in honor of Earth Day.

"Our Scout families worked hard getting up sod and building the garden," said Den Leader Michele Reynolds.

The boys planted flowers that were donated by Franklin County High School's agriculture department.

Reynolds said the project does not count toward their yearly merit badge and is not a requirement.

"It is a separate service they have chosen to provide to one of our local schools," she said. "Jerome Johnson (RMES principal) has been very helpful and eager to work with our Scouts."

Pack 456 is part of the V-Da-Li District that operates under the Blue Ridge Mountain Council.

Scouts participating in the recent Earth Day project include Hayden Firebaugh, Avery Hodges, Mason Keaton, Branson Leduc, Cameron Reynolds, Stephen Glover, Zachary Yopp and Davy Young.

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