The Wyoming County Reaching the Summit Community Service Initiative continues to work toward its goals.
The initiative’s organizing committee met at the County Commission Chambers in Pineville last Tuesday.
“There are about 37 final projects as of right right now that will be addressed by the Boy Scouts,” said Silas Mullins, one of the count’s co-champions.
Each bus load of Boy Scouts will contain 40 boys and three Scout leaders, he explained.
“Right now, the county initiative is goingto provide a tour guide on each of the buses,” Mullins said. “Hopefully, it will be county ciitizens who are doing that.”
Projects are spread throughout the county.
“All of the county will be taking part,” stated Mullins.
Fund raising will begin soon.
“We’re finalzing our fund raising program” he commented. “The money will be used strictly in Wyoming County in the area where the funds are donated.
“We’re going to be asking businesses to help however they can to help offset the cost of materials for the projects,” Mullins added. “Most of the projects will be long lasting. Some will be beautification, some will be construction.
“Hopefully, we will have the fundraising in place by February,” he said.
Project managers and assistant managers are urged to attend a meeting set for Feb. 19 at 1:30 p.m. In the event of snow, the meeting will be moved to Feb. 21.
“We’re going to go over training because they all have to be trained. We want to make sure everyone is on board and knows the who, what, where and why,” Mullins pointed out. “We hope to have all volunteers ready to go by March.”
Plans for all aspects of the initiative must be ready by April 15.
The planning process started two years ago.
“It’s been a tedious process because you’re working with several government agencies, and it’s a huge under taking when you’re talking about thousands of boys (coming into the region).
“A lot of people have put in a lot of work,” he continued. “We hope this will turn out to be a positive experience for Wyoming Countians.”