Saturday, October 11, 2014

Doing our 'good turn'

Scouts, leaders and parents gathered today at the troop's meeting location, First Presbyterian Church, to join with church members for one of several Saturday-morning work days the church hosts each year. The troop participates in these as a way of giving back and saying "thanks" to the church for hosting the troop's meeting and other activities. In this way, First Presbyterian Church is a vital partner, along with our charter organization, the Auburn Rotary Club, in the success of our troop.


The troop's primary project was one it assisted with last year: refreshing the mulch in the church's playground. Volunteers shoveled, slung, raked, spread, and evened out roughly seven cubic yards of mulch. As more volunteers arrived and as work on the playground mulch subsided, the troop split into a number of work details — some working alongside members of the church and others working independently. Projects included...


...remulching, pruning and weeding landscaped areas around the church, with a majority of the work occurring in the church's courtyard that faces Thach Avenue...


...removing dead shrubs in areas along the church's property line that adjoins Auburn University...


...creating better drainage control for water that accumulates at the bottom of ground-level windows of the church's subterranean level...


...and general and post-project clean up of the church grounds.

Nearly 20 troop volunteers assisted with the work day and collectively logged more than 60 volunteer hours on the troop's behalf. See more photos from the work day on the troop's online photo album.

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