Published May 12th, 2010
Scouts Clean up Oak Springs
Submitted by Melanie West-Flum
Orinda Pack 212 Cub Scouts: Back row (L to R): Gavin Flum, Alex Terry, Walker Lambert. Front row (L to R): Jackson Oxner, Logan Krumholz, Phoenix Flum, Josh Paulus Photo Melanie Flum
Over the years, Oak Springs Pool & Clubhouse has given Orinda Pack 212 a space to hold monthly den and pack meetings. The natural rustic setting is perfect for scouts. At a recent den meeting, second graders learned and practiced how to use tools as they work towards earning their Wolf badge. Pack 212 showed its appreciation and community service by giving back to the clubhouse and helping the facility get ready for the upcoming swim season. The boys rolled up their sleeves and worked together pulling weeds, sweeping and wiping down pool furniture. The boys were handsomely rewarded with hot cakes and sausage for their efforts. As they sat back and looked at the work completed, Walker Lambert put it nicely saying "After the work we did the pool should get lots of business this year, it's going to rock!" The boys were asked what they liked about the project; Josh Paulus commented "I liked making 30 piles of leaves. I learned that it made me feel good to help. It's good to help clean up our community." Jackson Oxner's favorite part of the day was, "using this cool tool to clean the acorns and leaves out of the cracks of the deck. It was awesome!" Gavin Flum summed it up in a few words "It was kind of fun and it made me feel happy to work with my friends."

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