Cub Scout Pack 57 visits Clanton Fire Department

Published 3:10 pm Tuesday, December 12, 2023

By Carey Reeder | Managing Editor

Cub Scout Pack 57 in Clanton recently visited the Clanton Fire Department to get up close and personal with some of the men and technology that helps keep the community safe. Pack 57 scouts are required to learn about citizenship, community service and first aid as part of their scouting journey. Pack 57 cubmaster Greg Gault said they present opportunities for them to participate in various community events such as raising the flag at a CCHS football game, leading the Veterans Day flag ceremonies at Clanton Elementary and Intermediate Schools, helped host a food drop box for Scouting for Food and put together a float for the Clanton Christmas parade.

“Our annual visit to the Clanton Fire Dept. is a special trip that scouts always look forward to,” Gault said. “Chief (David) Driver and the CFD are always so gracious to our kids and roll out the red carpet for them. The firemen show off the equipment, demonstrate lifesaving measures and explain the purpose of each compartment on the truck. The best part of course is the siren and horn, that wins every year.”

Gault added that scouts receive experiences which demonstrate what community service is all about.

“I’m very proud of the group we have this year,” Gault said. “The scouts see others serving, and actions are the greatest examples of leadership.”

Scouts in Pack 57 are students from across Chilton County.

Photos contributed by Greg Gault