Local Boy Scouts Show Appreciation By Cleaning Up Mountain Park School Grounds

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Credits: Howard Lee
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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Boy Scout Troop 368 showed their appreciation for the use of the  Mountain Park School gym for their weekly meetings by giving back and cleaning up and beautifying the school grounds. 

The scouts picked up garbage around Mountain Park’s playground and blacktop, spread mulch around the school’s grounds where needed,  weeded the gardens, and finally they cleared all of the garbage that was left around the area.

Service Projects that contribute to the community are a big part of Scouting. Around the country, Eagle Projects are being done to fulfill the requirement to help the community and keeping the Scout Law  -- “A scout is clean and helpful."  

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Scouting is a great way for a young man to learn the importance of giving back to the community and learning the value of recycling trash instead of throwing trash on the ground. These values contribute to the man’s later life and can last a lifetime.

If you would like to join scouts or get involved, go to beascout.org and enter your zip code to find a troop near you.

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