Port Townsend: Cub Scout pack locked out of Scout House when doors are padlocked

PORT TOWNSEND — Their American flag locked inside the Scout House, a Cub Scout den recited the Pledge of Allegiance to a uniform patch Thursday.

Den leader Kevin Amo and his boys arrived at the landmark log cabin for their regular meeting Thursday night, only to find a padlock on the doors of the rustic building.

The den walked to Chetzemoka Park to hold its meeting outdoors.

But the group found itself without Old Glory.

One of the Scouts stood in front of the group and turned to his side so his den mates could salute the American flag patch on his shoulder, Scoutmaster Mitch Poling said Saturday.

The Cub Scouts and Poling’s group of older Boy Scouts are the two Port Townsend Elks-sponsored troops that meet in the 73-year-old cabin at Morgan Hill.

Last month, the Boy Scouts of America’s Chief Seattle Council sold the property at Quincy and Cosgrove streets to local developer Vern Garrison.

Garrison has turned down a $700,000 offer from a private citizen to sell the property, but he has given the city a four-month deadline to accept the cabin as a gift.

If the city accepts, Garrison has agreed to pay a reasonable cost to move the cabin to a public park.

The City Council will discuss Garrison’s offer Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers of City Hall, 540 Water St.

Poling’s troop will lead the Pledge of Allegiance — to a flag — at the City Council meeting.

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