Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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July 19, 2013

Third day of community service brings Scouts to Glenwood Rec Park

GLENWOOD — Boy Scout troops were again hard at work in Mercer County Friday for the third day of the 2013 Boys Scouts of America National Jamboree Day of Service Initiative.

A troop from Indiana and another from Utah were out at Glenwood Recreation Park cleaning up the playground, washing down the fisherman’s deck, building new walking trails and repairing the Calfee-Walls Cabin on the park site.

Greg Pruett, manager of Glenwood Park, said the Scouts have been phenomenal in the various projects around the park. In previous days, Pruett said troops from Texas, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Connecticut have also worked at the park.

“They are all energetic and ready to go,” Pruett said. “It’s a win-win for us here. They are very willing to work and seem to enjoy it. Things that I would think of as hard work excite these kids. They are getting to see places and participate in activities they never got to do before.”

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