When the scouts arrived and first started to dig, the ground was so frozen and hard that it seemed like the project would grind to a halt. However, it’s amazing what a group of determined young people can accomplish. Peter divided the scouts up into work teams and they quickly set the pace and dozens of ditches started to emerge from the frozen earth. The County had furnished logs and as the ditches came into existence, the logs were placed and stakes used to secure them. The scouts worked tirelessly and Peter did a great job keeping them on task and making sure they didn’t saw off any arms or put a pick ax in their face. People walking on the trail were all very grateful for the project, which will help keep the trail from washing away.
We provided pizza for lunch and then a little more work was done. The entire project was finished by 2:00 PM. It was amazing how much work this crew did in such a short time. It was honestly amazing that it got done. It was fun to see Peter’s project turn into a reality and to turn out well. We’re grateful for Peter and that Boy Scouts provides a way for young people to stretch themselves and do something good for the community.