200 American flags to honor heroes, plus other good news from this week

The Palmetto Council’s 2023 Flags for Heroes program is running this week and has gotten plenty of positive coverage from a local Fox affiliate.

“We see the impact of our program with boys and girls every day, and I’m glad that we have something the community can come and see how we’re serving and how we want to support the heroes in our community,” Palmetto Council BSA Board President Dan Atkinson told the news station. “It’s so moving to know that many people mean something to the people in our community.”

Two hundred flags were installed as part of the event. The flags are sponsored, and the money will be used as scholarships for future kids to join Scouting.

Watch the video below and learn more in this story from Fox Carolina.

Nebraska Eagle Scout candidate installs “Blessing Box” at church

Camden Dickman built and installed a “Blessing Box” near the entrance of his church. Guests are encouraged to drop off nonperishable food items, which Dickman will transport to the local food pantry.

Read more in this story on the website of KRVN 880 Rural Radio.

Ohio Scouts work to deter dumping in local storm drains

Check out this report from WTOL11 in Toledo, Ohio, about the effort of local Scouts to keep trash and hazardous chemicals out of their community’s storm drains.

Pennsylvania Scout leads restoration of headstones at local cemetery

“I think it’s a duty of the community to help these people,” Clayton Hackman told 16 WNEP-TV in Scranton, Pennsylvania. “East Berlin has been here since the late 1700s and I think we should honor them and honor their lives.”

Read more about this amazing project in this story on WNEP’s website.


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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.