By Ed Harris
A few local Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts recently gathered together to make Southington a little bit cleaner.
Scouts from Cub Scout Pack 72 and Boy Scout Troops 45 and 17 recently worked together to clean up Crescent Lake. The scouts cleaned up trash from along the lake perimeter, on the trails and in the parking area.
“Mr. Seebauer and other den leaders thought it would be a good thing to do to clean up Crescent Lake since it was dirty and since a Cub Scout motto is ‘leave no trace’,” said Jacob Burke, a 10-year-old Weblos 1 Cub Scout. “I thought it was going to be boring, but I actually had fun spending time with my family and cleaning up Crescent Lake.”
The scouts were able to pull out 11 bags of garbage, consisting of bottles, cans, lures, fishing line, plastic bags, old rusted fencing and other refuse left by lake visitors. The whole effort took about two hours.
The scouts took the trash home and threw it out in their own bins.
Beyond cleaning up the lake, the exercise helped to teach the scouts.
“[I learned] to be a good cleaner upper and to help the community,” said Wolf Cub Scout Nathan Burke, 8.
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