ARTHURDALE, W.Va. — Area Cub Scouts marked Veterans Day this week by placing American flags at the graves of military members.
Amy Garbrick, Cubmaster for Pack 66, said seven of
23 scouts in her Reedsville-based pack participated. Their parents accompanied them to Arthurdale Cemetery, where they looked for the graves of veterans together.
Garbrick said the scouts discussed why it’s important to honor veterans and took away a valuable lesson.
“They really learned that scouting isn’t just about doing fun stuff, but it’s also about giving back,” Garbrick said.
Flags have been placed at Arthurdale Cemetery for many years to mark Veterans Day, Garbrick said. But this year was the first time Pack 66 was asked to continue the tradition.