UNITY — Third-grader Cub Scouts from Pack 233 repainted recently the wellhouse at Mac’s True Value Hardware Store in Unity. The welhouse was the victim of graffiti.
The Scouts participated in a crime prevention service project in order to receive the crime prevention awareness badge, and in another service project to earn the citizenship belt loop and pin. Third-graders and Bear Scouts Caleb Raven, Jacob Spaulding, Lucas Bryant and Shawn Von Oesen, and first-grader Tiger Cub Scout Henry Spaulding, accompanied by Bear den leader Jenn Raven, spent more than an hour scraping peeling paint and adding fresh paint to the wellhouse on Oct. 8. Armed with paint brushes, scrapers and a quart of paint donated by the hardware store, the Scouts did their good deed.
The boys said they enjoyed volunteering in an effort to stop crime. They asked who would do such a thing and what the consequences are for graffiti.
October is National Crime Prevention month, and the project helped the boys learn that Scouting is not just fun, games, hiking, camping and selling popcorn, but a way to help others, learn about vandalism and small crimes, give back to the community and be a good citizen.
The Scouts also picked up litter around the area. The store owner expressed appreciation for the boys’ efforts.
“It needs a new side but other than that it looks way better than before,” said Bear Scout Caleb Raven.