Scouts sweep Lincoln clean at 5th annual ScoutSweep -- Album 1

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[June 19, 2012]     Send a link to a friend

Saturday the local Boy Scout, Cub Scout and Girl Scout troops gathered at Latham Park to begin their fifth annual ScoutSweep day in Lincoln.

The group started their day with breakfast provided by Hardee's and Mel-O-Cream. After breakfast they participated in the Scout flag ceremony, then dispersed to various parts of the city to do some cleanup work.

The Girl Scouts went out to the area around Bonanza and McDonald's and did cleanup work there. One set of Scouts went to the north end of town and did cleanup work around the abandoned Citgo station as well as McEntire Roofing and Legends.

Others stayed in the downtown area and gathered trash around the heart of the city as well as in Latham and Scully parks.

Pictures by Nila Smith and Jason Schafer

Luke Doolin enjoys a "two-fisted" breakfast before heading off to work

This year for the first time the ScoutSweep was led entirely by a Scout. Caleb Papach, pictured above left, was the coordinator for the event.  Troop leader Jason Schafer commented on the young man's leadership, saying, "Our 17-year-old ScoutSweep coordinator did a fantastic job!"



During the flag-raising ceremony, even the smallest of the smallest played a role in raising the flag.

Leading the salute and pledge before setting to work.


The rest of the troops and their leaders also participate in the pledge and salute to the flag.

Wrapping the flag around the makeshift pole.




The Girl Scouts take advantage of the water donated by Kroger before setting off for McDonald's and Bonanza. Both of these businesses made donations to the lunch the kids would enjoy at the end of the day.

This group found a big and dirty job at the old Citgo. They also send thanks to McEntire's and Legends for allowing them to throw all the trash in their bins.


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