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MULLENS -

Hundreds of Boy Scouts from the 2013 National Jamboree are working hard at communities all across Southern West Virginia.

Three of those projects are in the Mullens area of Wyoming County.

According to a press release, over five days, 39,000 boy scouts and their leaders will pour out of the Summit Bechtel Reserve at Glen Jean to do some community service in southern West Virginia. Two hundred of those scouts and leaders are teaming with 35 local volunteers and a part time AmeriCorps NCCC Team doing projects that enhance economic development efforts in the Appalachian coalfields.   Mullens Volunteers have been working for months with Wyoming County, WV EDA and WVCCC planning and seeking funding to pay for materials to make ready for the coming of the Boy Scouts.   As of today, a three acre roadside park on the Coal Heritage Trail has been established.   Tomorrow another day will spent on restoration of the Wyco Church that is listed on the National Register.   Tuesday, a 120 foot concrete handicap walkway and ramp will be completed connecting the Mullens Opportunity Center Complex to the Guyandotte river so that those in wheel chairs may fish or enjoy a river environment.