Most 16-year-old high school students spend their weekends with friends hanging out and goofing off. Danny Pugh is not most 16-year-old high school students.
The five year boy scout is currently working on earning his Eagle Scout award, which requires him to complete a civic project to better his community.
Pugh, who is the son of Rhonda and Mike Pugh of Bowling Green, dedicated hours of his time last month, along with almost 20 comrades, to cleaning and clearing the now-abandoned lot of the old State Theater on Bowling Green’s Church Street.
“I have heard a lot of people complain about the vegetation growing wild on the abandon lot,” said the BGHS junior. “It was in my neighborhood, and there was no else going to clean the lot.”
The scout had to first get permission to be on the lot before beginning his project.
“City Administrator, Dan Lang, contacted the landowner about letting us on the lot to clean it up but that did not work out so the city enacted the nuisance ordinance to let the Scout’s get on the property to clean it,” Pugh explained. “Then I had to try and pick a date when I could get a lot of the Scout’s there to help out.”
Danny said he had 10 scouts, four scout leaders, four scout parents, and his brother, Brian, to help.
“I also had to arrange for the city Compost Area to be open beyond normal hours so we could haul the vegetation out there,” he added.