Eighteen Cub Scouts from Pack 137, Philipstown, spent the morning of Sunday, Aug. 17, performing a cleanup of Little Stony Point beach. These Scouts, ranging in age from kindergarten (Lions) to fifth grade (Webelos), were joined in their hard work by parents, siblings and members of Boy Scout Troop 437, Philipstown. Members of the Little Stony Point Citizens Association board and New York State Parks were also on hand to oversee the project and lend a hand.
Volunteers helped remove over 10 contractor-size trash bags of debris, litter, bottles and cans from the riverside portion of the Hudson Highlands State Park. The project reinforced scouting’s “leave no trace” outdoor principles and the concept of performing a “good turn” for the community.
The cleanup was scheduled as part of the pack’s summer program and coordinated through the Little Stony Point Citizens Association, which also serves as the charter organization for Pack 137.
Families of boys entering kindergarten through fourth grade who are interested in joining Cub Scouts this fall, should send their contact information to [email protected].
Photo courtesy of Pack 137