By Mark Wiseman
Contrary to recent reports, a group of Boy Scouts did not stage an “Occupy Madden Drive” event on March 31st. They did use that location in the Hermitage, however, to stage the deliveries for their annual mulch sale. Troop, Crew, and Pack 500 recently completed their sale by delivering almost 1200 bags of mulch to Berryville and county residents.
The sale serves as the main fundraiser for the three Scouting units, and they work together on the various phases to get it all done: delivering flyers, making sales, planning the logistics, and doing the deliveries. The proceeds help defray the cost of the program expenses and equipment. The sale also provides a valuable service to local residents who cannot get larger quantities of mulch in their own vehicles as the Scouts and Venturers deliver it to their doors.
Cub Scout Pack 500, Boy Scout Troop 500, and Venturing Crew 500, all located in Berryville and serving Clarke County youth, would like to thank the community for their support via purchase and donations. Also big thanks go to J.C. McDonald & Sons and Castleman Carpentry for their annual donation of essential equipment used for the deliveries.
Scouting is an important and fun year-round program focused on the outdoors and character building through experiences. Local youth have a myriad of activities to choose from — consider the adventure, the fellowship, and the growth opportunities of Scouting to round it all out. Cubs (boys 6 – 11), Boy Scouts (boys 11 – 17), and Venturing (coed 14 – 21) invite you to get involved in a Scouting unit near you and encourage today’s youth to be a part of the adventure!