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Boston harbors some top-class Scouts and Scouters

boston-goodturn-2Some Good Turns are truly great.

Take the impressive individuals from the Boston Minutemen Council, who traveled 300 miles to help fellow Americans who had been affected by superstorm Sandy.

Last weekend, they loaded 75 Scouts and Scouters onto a charter bus, packed a rented Budget truck with supplies donated by the community, and headed down Interstate 95 to Little Egg Harbor along the New Jersey Shore.

They offered service at the damaged Joseph A. Citta Scout Reservation, cooked supper for more than 300 residents, and dropped off supplies to a local distribution center.

Then, they went into the neighborhoods and personally delivered relief buckets filled with paper towels, scrub brushes, laundry detergent, and disinfectant to people who had been devastated by the October storm.

Those who weren’t able to make the 10-hour round trip donated money, clothing, food, cleaning supplies, water, school supplies — pretty much everything seen in the photo above.

“What an awesome group of young men and their leaders,” volunteer Bill Keating said in an email to Scouting magazine. “And what an impact that had to have not only on the people who were affected by Hurricane Sandy, but also on the Scouts themselves.”

What he said.

6 Comments on Boston harbors some top-class Scouts and Scouters

  1. Patrick Lynch // December 5, 2012 at 3:44 pm // Reply

    Great promotion! Thank you for displaying this local effort that happened to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy! Boston Minuteman Council sets a great example of service that we all should follow. Good job neighbors! :)

    Patrick Lynch
    Yankee Clipper Council

  2. Kelly Horton // December 5, 2012 at 4:29 pm // Reply

    “So who is your neighbor?”
    Good job scouts!

    • My council, Yankee Clipper Council, boarders the northern part of the Boston Minuteman Council. So we are neighbors. :)

  3. Chuck Provenzano // December 5, 2012 at 5:06 pm // Reply

    I had the pleasure of welcoming the Scouts when they arrived at the Joseph A Citta Scout Reservation. A fine group of young men and women.

  4. Pat Robinson // December 6, 2012 at 10:43 pm // Reply

    Thanks to all at Camp Citta, such gracious hosts. It was truly a pleasure meeting and working with all of you.

  5. Great good turn Boston Minuteman Council!

    -peter
    Pack 3 Somerville

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