In a continuing effort to foster relationships with the community, our Ashland Hub invited Cub Scout Pack 163 to build hefty toolboxes on December 18. Skill building in the trades can start at any age. Both the IKORCC and Boy Scouts of America stand by this creed.
The night started with a brief video and, of course, pizza. Scouts were encouraged to ask questions about what carpenters and millwrights do, and they did not hold back. You never know what questions you will get from kids when the floor is open. Our guys were almost stumped on a couple of queries. The scouts were as entertaining as they were entertained.
The Pack shuffled over to the training center where building stations were set. Apprentices from the Ashland training facility cut out pieces and assembled toolbox kits ready for the kids to build. With instruction, the kids picked up hammers, nails and pounded their way to victoriously building a toolbox.
Each scout successfully completed their build and walked away with a toolbox, credits toward a woodworking merit badge and pride knowing they built something to use.
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