Scouts clean up West Grove

Scouts collected 80 pounds of trash along the railroad tracks in West Grove. Photo courtesy of Brooke Martin.

WEST GROVE, PA – MAY 6, 2018 – Despite the dreary weather, members of the 64th Brandywine Baden-Powell Service Association (BPSA) and their families participated in a litter clean up event this afternoon in West Grove. The event was part of the Great American Cleanup — Pennsylvania, a Keep America Beautiful affiliate.

PennDOT provided gloves, vests and bags for the 2 hour service activity.

Volunteers collected a total of 80 pounds of trash along the railroad tracks between Oakland Avenue and Guernsey Road. The scouts, aged 7-11, found many discarded items, included a child’s plastic pool, but were most excited to find a unique luna moth.

“Our scouts are always practicing their observation skills,” said Group Scoutmaster Victoria Grimme. “They can even find something beautiful while picking up trash.”

The 64th Brandywine is a chartered group of the BPSA serving south Chester County, PA. The BPSA was formed in the U.S. in 2006 as a co-ed, inclusive, secular and traditional-style scouting association. The organization continues the principles and practices of Scouting developed by Robert Baden-Powell in 1907. The BPSA is not affiliated with either the Boy Scouts of America or the Girls Scouts of the USA; the BPSA is a member of the World Federation of Independent Scouts (WFIS).

For more information at the 64th Brandywine, please contact Victoria Martin Grimme, or 610-563-4003. For more information about the Great American Cleanup — Pennsylvania, visit


Victoria Martin Grimme
Group Scoutmaster
64th Brandywine BPSA
426 Media Road
Oxford, PA 19363
610-563-4003 or

CAPTION: Timberwolf Nathaniel Hontz shows off the luna moth he found.
CREDIT: Brooke Martin

CAPTION: Scouts collected 80 pounds of trash along the railroad tracks in West Grove.
CREDIT: Brooke Martin

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