Boy Scout Troop 411 is cleaning up

ESCANABA – Scouts from Troop 411 of Escanaba recently conducted their annual Fall Highway Clean-up. As part of the “Adopt-A- Highway” program, the troop is responsible to maintain a three-mile section of US. 2 west of Escanaba.

Drivers can easily tell when an area has been cleaned up by noticing the tell-tale white and green bags along the highway’s edge.

The clean- up area begins right near Whites Grocery, which Scouts say is quite handy for ice cream cones after they are done.

At the Troop 411 clean up night, the boys helping out, split into two groups one for each side of the highway. Scouts assisting were, Bob Wils, Rushil Kasetty, Brayden Lundquist, Matt Cayer, and Jessie Pepin, with adults Stacy Bingham, Craig Woerpel and Mark Rose.

Troop 411 involvement with the “Adopt-A-Highway” program began years ago as part of an Adult Leadership/Training project of Assistant Scoutmaster Stacy Bingham, called Wood Badge.

For more information about Troop 411, contact Gene Williams, Scoutmaster, (906) 399-7602, or genepwilliams@gmail.com. Troop 411 meets every Monday night at 7 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Escanaba.