Mount Vernon Boy Scout Troop 301, chartered by St. Mary’s Catholic Church, kicked off its participation in the City of Alexandria’s Adopt-a-Block Litter Program on June 11. The Adopt-a-Block Program is designed to enhance the overall cleanliness of the city’s streets and neighborhoods through the efforts of volunteer groups. Herb Holmes, City of Alexandria, Superintendent, Street Cleaning and Solid Waste Division, briefed the Scouts on the program and unveiled the Adopt-a-Block sign that recognizes their involvement as a participating organization. Troop 301’s adopted neighborhood runs along South Saint Asaph Street and along Green Street. Following Holmes’ remarks, the Scouts performed their first clean up with more than 20 Scouts participating.