Prattville – Immediately following the public hearing regarding the smoking ordinance Monday night, young men representing Cub Scout Pack 25, Wolf Den 5, met the mayor, and a councilman, who explained to them how Prattville’s City government works.
Karrin Pfaffenbichler, a Den Leader, said that the excursion was made as the 4th achievement in a total of 12 requirements to earn a Wolf Badge.
“This particular achievement requires the scouts to visit an important place in our community,” Pfaffenbichler stated. “The next achievement will be recycling.”
Pack 25 is chartered at the First United Methodist Church in Prattville and consists of the following 7-8 year olds: Erik Pfaffenbichler, Payton Geohagan, Orlando Bailey, David Cronin, Logan, Landrum, Brennan Lee, Ramsey Penton, Ryan Kirk, Connor Davis, and Brayden Edler.
Mayor Jim Byard Jr. doled out city pins to each of the excited cub scouts that evening, and after a brief overview of what happens at City Hall, Councilman Nathan Fank fielded questions such as “Where do you sit?” and “Have you ever seen Alcatrez prison?”
The District 7 councilman listed the Prattville mayors by name according to corresponding portraits on the wall of the chambers and one of the youngsters wished to know if they still frequented council meetings.
Fank stated that he had happily volunteered for the “extra duty” on Monday night.
“I’m a good friend of one of the leaders,” he said smiling. “ I told him I’d be glad to stay and answer the kids’ questions.”
Article by Melissa Parker
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