A group of scouts spent Monday, July 9, 2018 in Beckley for a community service project.

The Summit Bechtel Reserve’s Service and Conservation Team partnered with Troop 443 from St. Louis to help beautify the landscape at Beckley Elementary school.  David Schafler, a scout who is participating in the project, said he is happy to help out.

“I don’t think of it as work per-say, but I think of it as we’re representing our troop from where we live and this is what we do around there,” Schafler, said.

This is the first of two scouts who will make it to the school this summer for their service projects.  Summit Service and Conservation Director James Williamson said the projects are part of their program.

“One of our core pillars is service, and so every scout that comes to The Summit is required to do a service project as part of their program,” Williamson, said.

Some of the scouts involved in the service project said, that one troop can make all the difference, one community project at a time.

“You know the Boy Scouts of America can make the world a better place just by doing service projects that are a part of communities that we don’t even know of,” Schafler said.

The scouts will be back by the end of July to complete their project at the school.