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Scouts, Woman's Club help to landscape jail

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By The Staff

Local Boy Scouts teamed up with the Bullitt County Woman’s Club to do some landscaping at the Bullitt County Detention Center on Saturday, June 6.

Scouts from Shepherdsville Boy Scout Troop 868 and Cub Scout Pack 868 turned out early Saturday morning to construct four flower beds at the front of the jail.

A landscaping plan had been prepared by the Bullitt County Woman’s Club in consultation with the local Master Gardener Association and the Bullitt County Extension Office.

The Woman’s Club purchased most of the needed plants and mulch.  Scouts provided the manpower needed to take the project from paper to reality.  Troop 868 donated bedding plants and some additional mulch to complete the project.

An advance team of scouts tilled the soil on Friday so that planting could begin without delay on Saturday morning.         

Because of this, little time was wasted on Saturday and the entire project was completed in about 3 hours.

Community Service has long been a hallmark of the Boy Scouting program.  Troop 868 and Pack 868 are proud to call Shepherdsville home.  Both units welcome new members any time of the year.

Cub Scouting is for boys in elementary grades 1 through 5 (ages 6~10).  Pack 868 meets at the Shepherdsville Community Center on Thursday evenings from August through May and hosts several summertime events during the months of June and July.  Contact Cubmaster Steven Frank at 922-0025 or visit the Pack’s website at www.cubpack868.com for information about joining.  Boys who have completed Kindergarten and will be entering first grade in the fall can join now.

Boy Scouting is for boys in middle and high school (ages 11-17).  Troop 868 is one of the most active units in the entire Lincoln Heritage Council.  The troop meets at the Community Center every Tuesday evening year round.  Contact Scoutmaster Bob Meek at 964-5270 or visit www.troop868.com for more information.

     

Boy Scouts from Troop 868 worked the soil for a landscaping project at the Bullitt County Detention Center.

Troop 868 Boy Scouts Gabe DiEnno, Dalton Hay, and Dylan Kallin and Pack 868 Cub Scout Kenneth Frank spread mulch in one of the new flower beds at the Bullitt County Detention Center

Boy Scouts from Troop 868 planted a shrub as part of a landscaping project at the Bullitt County Detention Center.