Scouts clean Little River during canoeing excursion
By Linda Green

The members of Troop 125 who participated in canoeing, camping and cleanup of the Little River March 10-11. Shown, from left, are Gavin Findley, Jacob Posey, Bill Hopkins, Alex Posey, Lucas Hopkins, Nina Posey, Hayden McCord, Chris McCord, Zach Rabun and Addison McCord.
Ten Boy Scouts and their leaders canoed 10 miles of the Little River picking up trash March 10-11 and ended their experience at Raysville Campground.
Troop 125 entered the water at the ramp at Highway 78 for a two-night canoeing excursion. They traveled to Holiday Park in Wilkes County to clean the area and camp. They left Washington and journeyed to Raysville, cleaning the water trail along the way.
“We picked up 200 pounds of garbage near Holiday Park and left it there,” said Scout Leader Bill Hopkins. He said during the excursion, the scouts picked up cans, plastic bags and bottles, fishing poles, a chair and a plastic bottle filled with syringes.
“We are at Raysville to clean Raysville,” he said.
The canoeing was two- fold — to clean the river and provide an opportunity for the Boy Scout Troop to obtain conservation service hours for the required camping merit badge.
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