Live-streaming film to honor 9/11

It’s not too late to plan a way for your Scout unit to honor the 10-year anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001.

Gather together, grab a big screen, and watch the film New York Says Thank You at 8 p.m. EST shown here. You can view the movie on television, too; just check these listings for a showing in your city.

The documentary features a group of New Yorkers who turn the tables on America—giving back to local communities as a way to say thank you for the country’s support in the years following the devastating terrorist attacks. One service project includes the reconstruction of the tornado-ravaged Little Sioux Scout Ranch in Iowa.

But, besides watching this movie, Scouts around the nation are giving back to local communities as part of Scout Surge 9/11, a movement of patriotism that helps youth understand the significance of the date by dedicating a service project in honor of the anniversary.

Does your unit have something planned? If so, share photos and details about your acts of service on the Scout Surge 9/11 Facebook page. This page is also an excellent source of ideas if you’re searching for quick events to replicate in your own city.

It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years since that gut-wrenching morning of Sept. 11, 2001. Here, at Scouting, our solemn thoughts are lifted by the uprising of so many Scouts doing good deeds to remember 9/11 victims and their families. Keep up the great work.

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Aaron Derr is the senior editor of Scout Life and Scouting magazines, and also a former Cubmaster and Scouts BSA volunteer.