LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - It's the Boy Scouts' motto to "Do Your Best" and Pack 3310 is doing its best to save a garden at Mayflower Mill Elementary School.
Pack 3310 has its work cut out for it.
"It looks like a pigsty," said Cub Scout John Koellisch.
The garden at Mayflower Mill Elementary School in Lafayette is in need of some weeding and the Cub Scouts are going to do their best to make that happen.
"We're going to be probably tearing up the weeds," Koellisch said. "Probably painting the benches. Then, we are probably going to be putting in birdhouses."
Cub Master Jeff Rooze said his pack is also going to mulch and plant flowers. An older Boy Scout will clean up the pond. The Cub Scouts can't seem to get over all the weeds.
"Weed most of that area. Pull some weeds over there," said Cub Scout Ethan Gick. "Then, later, go ahead and cut those, the rest of those over there."
Even though many of the weeds are as tall as some of the Cub Scouts, they said they aren't worried. They have a plan.
"For thistles you have to pull it out by the bottom so you can get the whole root out," said Scout Zach Rooze.
Jeff Rooze said the project is much more than just pulling weeds and planting flowers.
"The biggest part is just for them to understand they also have to support the community and give back. What they take away from, they have to turn around and give back," he said.
Even though Tuesday was just the first day, the Cub Scouts are already taking pride in their work.
"When they look at it, they may just think to themselves 'Wow! This place must be really messy inside probably like the outside'," Gick said.
The Cub Scouts will continue working again at the garden the next few weeks.
Rooze said the pack is looking for donations so it can paint the fence and mulch the area.
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