TOP PHOTO: Scouts with BSA Troop 435 helped put the finishing touches on painting the newly reconstructed Elk Viewing tower.
LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – BSA Troop 435 completed a service project helping to paint the recently reconstructed Elk Viewing tower at Hatfield Knob on the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area.
According to Troop 435 Leader Liz White, it was an “awesome service project with some great young people helping put finishing touches on the paint of the newly re-constructed elk tower that will be re-opening soon!”
One of the troop dads, Rob Kibler, came up with the idea of doing a service project at the elk tower and arranged the project.
BSA Troops are scout led so the effort was led by Rob’s daughter, Senior Patrol Leader, Macy Kibler.
“She helped organize the girls. Macy’s leadership skills have grown so much over the past 10 months with Troop 435. It was so awesome to watch the scouts work together with their parents and be part of such an important project for our beautiful community,” White said.
The scouts had fun and also got to take in wildlife viewing while completing their service project.
“It was such a beautiful place to visit and the scouts had a blast! We saw plenty of elk, a salamander (newt), two baby opossums, and many beautiful wildflowers. Scouts is such a great opportunity for connecting young people to the outdoors and learning life skills,” White said. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 06/01/2022-6AM)