Updated Wed, Jul 17, 2013 8:25 am
Thousands of Boy Scouts and youth volunteers will be working to better the state of West Virginia this week.
According to a press release from The Citizens Conservation Corps, approximately 40,000 Boy Scouts and thousands of youth and adult volunteers will work in nine counties in southern West Virginia.
The community service projects start Wednesday and will last until next Tuesday.
The projects will be in Fayette, Greenbrier, McDowell, Mercer, Monroe, Nicholas, Raleigh, Summers and Wyoming counties.
Projects range from construction and infrastructure to wellness and arts and education.
According to the release, the initiative is expected to generate more than 300,000 hours of community service.