Pilot Butte fireworks clean-up another Scout 'Good Turn'
Jun 29,2006 00:00 by Bend Weekly News Sources
Who cleans up after the Fourth of July fireworks? In Bend, it’s Boy Scouts, doing another “good turn” for their community.
Led by scouting’s honor and service society, Order of the Arrow, area Boy Scouts will meet at 9:00 a.m. July 5th, in the east parking lot of Pilot Butte State Park and ascend the Central Oregon landmark. They will then “clean” their way down the hill.
Scouts will receive safety instruction from fireworks experts, then comb the butte from top to bottom, picking up debris, litter, and identifying unexploded fireworks for professionals to disarm. A barbecue will follow, at the foot of Pilot Butte.
Who are Central Oregon’s Boy Scouts?
The largest civic leadership training, conservation and community service group in the region, Fremont District of the Crater Lake Council, Boy Scouts of America serves over 1,600 boys and young men and women age six to 21 in Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, Webelos, Boy Scouts, Venture, Explorers and Varsity. Boy Scouts and almost 500 volunteer leaders provide over 380,000 hours annually of community service, leadership training, emergency medical response training, environmental restoration, and disaster preparedness and assistance to citizens of the three-county region. The Fremont District serves Crook, Jefferson and Deschutes counties.