In honor of Earth Day 2021 and every day for Scouts, members of Scouts BSA Troop 1191G and 1191B, Mount Airy rendered community service by clearing trails of invasive plants and removing trash from the waterway on the trails at Gillis Falls, Salt Box area. Scouts focus on conservation projects throughout the year, often completing service for town and county governments as well as civic organizations. For the month of April, Troop 1191G is furthering their knowledge of the environment by focusing on requirements for the Sustainability Merit Badge, one of the two choices for the environmental focused required merit badge that Scouts must earn for the rank of Eagle. Conservation and environmental studies have been a long standing focus for the Boy Scouts of America since 1910. Among the interesting artifacts recovered during their conservation work were a turntable, computer, pool ball, and half of a metal drum. The most significant recoveries of the morning were 31 tires and 3 bicycles.
Scouts BSA Troop 1191G and 1191B are both chartered by the American Legion Goldstar Post 191, Mount Airy Maryland. Both meet on Monday evenings. If you have an interested youth between the ages of 11-17, please contact us at Troop1191info@gmail.com to come visit us at our Troop meetings or join us for one of our many adventures.