The storms that tore threw the region a little more than a week ago, left Findlay's Camp Berry a disaster. For the past week volunteers have been cleaning up branches and downed limbs from the thousands of trees that shade the camp.
The sound of chainsaws rang through the woods as volunteers continued the clean up efforts at Camp Berry. The camp is owned and operated by the Black Swamp Council for the Boy Scouts of America, allowing teens and young men to learn life lessons that they can use for the rest of their lives. Director Andy Tata is thankful for all of the volunteers, as making the camp safe for the kids is the number one priority.
One of the day's youngest volunteers was Cub Scout Grant Schroeder, who stood out in the heat today to do his part, helping to pick up small branches and brush. After the storm hit, Grant knew he wanted to do something to help. All it took was a small suggestion from his family to get him out to Camp Berry.
For other boy scouts, helping with the clean up efforts was a way to improve life in the near future, as they get ready for camp in just one week.
While there is still more work to do, one thing is certain, the boy scouts using the camp will have plenty of firewood for cooking and those late night stories around the fire.