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Boy Scouts from Troop 59 in Sissonville will earn a community service award for learning about the importance of  safe digging before planting two trees at the Sissonville Volunteer Fire Department in celebration of Earth Day.

The event is part of Columbia Pipeline Group's (CPG) ongoing campaign to remind the public to call 811 for National Safe Digging Month. CPG worked with the scouts to incorporate the guideline of calling 811 before digging into their community service projects.

The scouts will be recognized for their work with a Community Service Award from the Common Ground Alliance, an association dedicated to ensuring public safety by promoting damage prevention practices. In addition, CPG will make a donation of $2,000 to the Buckskin Council 617, Boy Scouts of America, which includes Troop 59, toward their efforts to help build young people of character and confidence. 

Calling the state's one call notification center before you dig helps promote public safety and reliability by ensuring protection of underground facilities that may be damaged by digging. 

The Safe digging tree planting project will take place Tuesday, April 23, 7-7:30 p.m.  at the Sissonville Volunteer Fire Department (Johnson Station).