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This past Saturday, you could find about a dozen local Boy Scout members at the Black Locust retreat area at Weldon Springs State Park, working to restore it to it's once prominent hot spot in DeWitt County.
 
Donald Husted is the Scout Master for the Clinton Troop 142 and indicates this year started the restoration process. He explains it was very overgrown prior to this year and it has been cleared out and the goal is to get it back to usability.
 
 
Husted hopes to see the area return to usability with community access. While getting it completely restored could take a couple years, he says their starting point is the pavilion.
 
 
Funding for the project has been a huge focal point for the Boy Scouts. Husted explains they have been blessed to receive donations from lots of different places and have received great support from community businesses.
 
 
Husted says the Boy Scouts Troop is growing and continues to be active in the various activities and trips they go on. 
 
For more information on how to join the Boy Scouts, visit clintontroop142.com or contact Husted at clintontroop142@gmail.com. 
 

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