Ti Boy Scouts help rejuvenate historic markers along the LaChute

TICONDEROGA Ticonderoga Boy Scout Troop #72 met with Kristi Mars, the director of CYC Connecting Youth & Communities, to discuss a community service project. The project identified was the cleaning and maintenance of historical marker signs along the LaChute River Walk that highlight historical facts about Ticonderoga and the LaChute River during the turn of the century. These signs were purchased with a grant from the Lake Champlain Water Basin around 8-10 years ago. The signs have endured not only the changing seasons but vandalism. It was decided that an individual walking the trail with a pack of cleaning supplies to clean the signs would be most effective. Marcus Moser from Boy Scout Troop #72 came up with a plan. The pack would include essential items for cleaning, be as environment friendly as possible, be placed in a bag that could be either worn on the back or towed behind the person if they are elderly and or handicapped. The bag was purchased along with all the needed supplies for the project. Protective gear for the user was also purchased to help prevent any contact of skin to chemical. Over the next two weeks the signs along the trail were each cleaned of all vandalism, dirt and grime build up, scratches repaired and buffed, with the final step of a protective covering buffed onto each sign to help keep the sign maintained between cleanings. This cleaning process will take place twice a year by local community groups, CYC members and youth.

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