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A course in hard work -- and fun

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To the scouts in Boy Scout Troop 237, the task before them -- to build, paint and assemble a series of wooden ramps and walls -- didn't look like much fun.

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It was to become an agility course for Blitz, the Cottage Grove Police Department's German Shepherd K-9 dog, and his partner, officer Mike Vandervort.

The boys reacted, said Barry Caswell, one of the troop's assistant scoutmasters, like kids do when adults give them an assignment.

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