Boy Scouts lend helping hands in cleaning up park
Lost in the shuffle of the Girl Scouts selling those delicious cookies were the local Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts performing good deeds recently.
Troop 30, which includes five Cub Scouts and eight Boy Scouts, recently trekked to Vermeersch Park and picked up trash that accumulated over the winter.
"The boys picked up a lot of trash, said Ashleigh Remme, who assists with the Cub Scouts. "I'd say we got around five big trash bags full of stuff."
The scouts, who built and installed several bluebird houses in the conservation area adjacent to the park in recent years, cleaned those all out during their "cleanup" day, too.
"They like to have those all cleaned out so new nests can be built," Remme said.
The scouts used to hold their meetings at Hope Lutheran Church in Minneota, but since the COVID outbreak have not been able to use the church. They now hold meetings at City Hall in Ghent.
Taking advantage of the mild weather this past weekend, the scouts traveled to Camden State Park near Marshall and enjoyed cooking over a campfire. The troop leaders are planning several other outdoor events as the weather begins to warm up.
Justin Knutson in the Boy Scouts troop leader, while Jessica Laleman is the Cub Scout troop leader.
The local Cub and Boy Scouts Troop/Pack 30 perform various projects such as cleaning parks, building bird houses, collecting non-perishable food for the annual Scouts 4 Food Drive to combat hunger in the United States, and much more.Troop 30 Boys Scouts and Cub Scouts picked up garbage at Vermeersch Park in Ghent recently. The garbage pictured with the boys is approximately 25 percent of the total they picked up at the park and conservation area