Cub scouts will spruce up flapole at city park

Published 4:42 pm Wednesday, July 17, 2013

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The flagpole at Jemison City Park will soon have some details added to the bottom portion of the pole after Jemison Cub Scout Pack 74 spruces up the area.

The Jemison City Council voted during the regularly scheduled meeting on Monday to allow the group to work on the flagpole as part of their service project.

Cub Scout Pack Leader Derrick Garrett said on Wednesday that he chose the flagpole project to complete part of his scout leader training that includes five different service projects.

“I wanted to include my cub scouts because this will also help them out as well with their community service projects,” Garrett said. “I thought this would be a neat project for everyone to work on and make the flag pole more attractive.”

Garrett plans to enhance the pole by adding a six-foot border around the area with Indian Hawthorn flowers donated to the pack by Petals from the Past in Jemison.

“We are excited about the flowers because during the winter months they have a nice evergreen look but during the spring they have white flowers,” Garrett said. “This will make the whole area surrounding the flagpole look really nice throughout the entire year and we were thrilled to have the donation from Petals.”

Garrett said stepping stones will also be added to the area which will help provide ease during a flag ceremony.

Currently, the pack has more than 30 members and each scout is required to have a certain amount of community service hours for their community service badge.

In addition to the cub scouts helping the Chilton County Humane Society each year with collecting things for the animals, the cub scouts hold an annual canned food drive in October as well as different projects throughout the community each year.

“We wanted to be able to do something that would benefit the city of Jemison and we are excited about working on this project because we think this will make the flag pole look really attractive,” Garrett said.

The flagpole at the park is located near the covered pavilion area.

The scouts will be working on the project this Saturday at 9 a.m. weather permitting and should have everything finished at the flagpole this weekend.