Boys Scouts dig in at Old Clarkesville Cemetery project

Members from Boy Scouts Troop No. 5 in Clarkesville work on landscaping projects at the Old Clarkesville Cemetery on March 23. Shown, from left, are Joseph McGahee and Cameron Mote.

The community keeps showing up to help at the Old Clarkesville Cemetery. Boy Scout Troop No. 5 of Clarkesville was the most recent group to invest sweat equity at the historic landmark.
Kevin Bayles, Cameron Mote, Patrick McNair, Joseph McNair and Joseph McGahee were on site for three hours on March 23.
The group of industrious young men spread mulch and helped with landscaping tasks, according to Polly Earle, a board member from Historic Clarkesville Cemetery Preservation, Inc.
The scouts were working toward a community service goal, with an emphasis on the environment, Earle said.
Earle is among a group of volunteers leading the effort to restore and preserve the cemetery. She hopes others in the community will be inspired by the scouts and make plans to help at an upcoming work day, scheduled for April 13 and May 4.
“We appreciate the help and hope that others will join us to continue to improve the site,” she said. “All five of the scouts had the opportunity to put their hands in the dirt. They said they’d come back; they were very nice young men.”
For more information, email contact@oldclarkesvillecemetery.com or visit www.oldclarkesvillecemetery.com.

Members of Boy Scout Troop No. 5 in Clarkesville work on landscaping projects at the Old Clarkesville Cemetery on March 23. Shown, from left, are Polly Earle, a member of Historic Clarkesville Cemetery Preservation, Inc., the nonprofit board that oversees the preservation and restoration of the cemetery, Patrick McNair, Joseph McNair and Kevin Bayles.

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