Boy Scout Troop Helping “Crush Corona” with Free Cow Set Up

Boy Scout Troop Helping “Crush Corona” with Free Cow Set Up

Boys Scout Troop No. 4 got busy setting up cows at the Rock Springs Chamber of Commerce yesterday afternoon. SweetwaterNOW photo by Dave Arambel

ROCK SPRINGS — By now residents and travelers through Rock Springs and Green River know about the cow figures seen all around town during the summer.

The cows became a part of local Boys Scout Troop 4’s fundraising efforts a number of years ago, and the tradition continues in 2021. The troop, established in 1938, cuts out the pieces for the cows which businesses then decorate to fit their brand.

Yesterday the troop began its campaign by placing the first cows at the Rock Springs Chamber of Commerce. They’ll continue to drop off and set up cows at area businesses for anyone who wants to participate in the local tradition.

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But last year the troop went above and beyond in its efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the globe.

The #CrushCorona movement began when the pandemic was in its fledgling stages. The troop offered to set up the cows at no charge and will continue the practice again this summer in an effort to show its appreciation for businesses in Rock Springs and Green River.

Businesses are still welcome to sponsor a cow this summer with proceeds going to help Scout members who are planning to attend the High Adventure Sea Base Camp later this year.

Cows will start appearing around Rock Springs and Green River this week, and if a business is interested in sponsoring a cow, any donation will be appreciated.

For more information about sponsoring a cow, email bsatroop4rs@gmail.com.