Scouts do fall clean-up in Moosup

By Denise Coffey - Staff Writer
Moosup - posted Wed., Nov. 14, 2012
Cub Scouts Colby Lewis, John Lent, Aidan and Brady Nottage were ready to do battle with their rakes. Photos by D. Coffey.
Cub Scouts Colby Lewis, John Lent, Aidan and Brady Nottage were ready to do battle with their rakes. Photos by D. Coffey.

The morning of Nov. 10 broke sunny and warm on the grounds of All Hallows Church in Moosup. By 9 a.m., Cub Scouts from Pack 36 and Boy Scouts from Troop 36 had taken up rakes and started in on the leaves that had fallen around the church, rectory and convent. Piles grew quickly.

All Hallows is the charter organization for the Scouts. The project is one of several for Pack 36, according to pack mother Kerilynn Lewis. As part of their community service projects, they clean up Memorial Park, maintain a garden outside of Moosup Elementary School, conduct clean-ups along the river, hold a toys-for-kids drive and a Scouting-for-food drive.

“We are doing a bunch of things throughout the town throughout the year,” Lewis said. The Scouts must complete a number of community service hours in order to earn certain achievements, but Lewis said it goes beyond that. “We teach them that they have to give back to their communities. It's one of our 12 core values,” she said.

“The Scouts do a tremendous job,” said Pastor Fr. Damian Tomiczek. “They do a very nice thing for the parish community. I'm so grateful to them.”


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