Scrap drive slated Saturday


GREENVILLE — The parents of Greenville Cub Scout Pack 134 will be hosting a scrap drive on Saturday.

They will be at the south end of the Greenville Lowe’s store from 1 to 4 p.m. Metals, dishwashers, refrigerators, bicycles, old siding and much more are being collected for the fall drive.

“The parents encourage you to go through and see if there is anything that they can help you clean up,” said a spokesperson. “The proceeds from this event will help send kids to camps, purchase awards and purchase supplies to make this year a success.”

The Cub Scouts are boys from kindergarten through the fifth grade. They participate in several family camp-outs and resident camp. Items for the camp-outs such a tents, food, supplies for activities during the camps are purchased.

The Cub Scouts also take part in such events as the Pinewood Derby, an Eldora Speedway night, rain gutter regatta, Cub Scout Klondike and many more activities. Supplies for each of these are also purchased for each of the Scouts. During meetings, supplies for the different activities are needed for the youths to meet their requirements.

Throughout the year the youths are awarded for each achievement they earn.

This scrap drive helps the youth understand the meaning of conservation. They start by collecting the different items, learn about the importance of recycling and how the process of recycling is good for the environment.

Greenville Cub Scout Pack 134 meets at the First United Methodist Church, 202 W. Fourth St., Greenville, on Mondays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. If there are any questions about this scrap drive, contact Melissa Smith at 937-564-6294.

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