Fifteen Cub Scouts of Pack 445 of Bark River recently toured the Escanaba Water Treatment Plant. One of the requirements for the boys in the Cub Scouting program is to visit a governmental facility. The boys along with parents and family (about 40 folks in all) toured the Water Treatment Plant. Scouts taking part in the tour were: from left front, Saul Smith, Luke Shiverski, Ben Shiverski, Mason Kivi, Hunter Schmitt, Gabe Viau, Paul Smith, Blake Pfiester, Jordan McIntyre, Travis Kleiman, and Reese Korhonen. In back are: Cubmaster Bill Schmitt, Tiger leader Bob Viau, Josh Rose, Drew Allgeyer, Blake Erickson, Justin Frisk, and Bear leader Sue Frisk.
The Cub Scouts, along with leaders and parents, followed the path of water as it is treated at the Escanaba Water Treatment Plant. Guided by Mark Rose a Water Department employee and also the Red Buck Commissioner, he demonstrates the size of the lake water intake pipe.
Cubs have the opportunity to try out the firehose.
A Tiger Cub gives a thumbs-up for the tour
At the end of the tour, the night was capped off with a Flag Retirement Ceremony outside. Boy Scouts of Troop 411 of Escanaba were on hand to assist with the retirement ceremony.
After the American flag is cut up and ready for retirement, it was properly placed into the flames, at right, as the Cub Scouts recite lines of the ceremony.