Georgia Scouts pay tribute to Rosalynn Carter, and more inspiring news from the week

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Former first lady Rosalynn Carter was laid to rest earlier this week, and local Scout troops were there to show their support.

“Our community is a pretty tight-knit community,” says one of adult leaders from Troop 21 in Americus, Georgia. “The Carters have always been supportive of the Scouts. This was our way to show a tribute to them.”

Just last year, Rosalynn and Jimmy Carter both joined their grandson’s Scout troop on a walk around their home.

Watch the entire segment on Troop 21 in the video below from 11 Alive TV in Atlanta.

California Scouts celebrate successful Scouting for Food drive

Scouts from the Bay Area didn’t just donate thousands of pounds of goods to their local food bank. They also took the time to visit the food bank and learn how they distribute the goods to members of their community who need it.

“I think it’s really great. I love how big it is and how many people it can accommodate,” said Dylan Chadwick, an Eagle Scout who toured one of the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank warehouses with other Scouts. “We’re just putting out flyers and then collecting food and sending it to places like this. So, you really see how it functions in the grand scheme of things.”

Learn more about their experience in this story from CBS Bay Area.

Florida Scouts donate Christmas trees to families in need

Every year, Scouts BSA Troop 562 in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, partners with their local sheriff’s office to find and deliver Christmas trees to local families who might need some extra support this holiday season.

“We’re trying to make a difference,” says Troop 562 Scoutmaster Joseph Didier.

Learn more about their efforts in the video below from WJHG TV News Channel 7 in Panama City, Fla.


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