Scouts bring hope to small town with teddy bear drive, plus more inspiring news from the week

Days after tragedy struck a small community in Perry, Iowa, Scouts BSA Troop 127 rallied together to host a teddy bear drive to support elementary school students affected by the horrific event. 

The Scout troop’s initiative reflects the spirit of helping others and coming together during difficult times. 

Learn more about the Scouts’ efforts in this story from KCCI in Des Moines, Iowa, and in the video below.

New and approved Mountain Lake Park is ready for visitors thanks to local Scouts

Warwick, New York, Troop 38 and Cub Scout Pack 177 undertook a trail restoration project at Mountain Lake Park, Warwick’s newest park. The Scouts cleared and mapped two trails around the park’s lake, “The Loop” and “Rhododendron Ramble,” enhancing accessibility for future hikers. 

In addition to the Scouts’ improvements, two troop members completed their Orienteering merit badge. 

Read more about the project in this story from the Warwick Advertiser.

Montgomery County recognizes Scouts for victim assistance room renovations

Tucker Bond and a team of 10 other Scouts were recognized by Montgomery County commissioners for spending 260 hours renovating the victim assistance room at the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office in Conroe, Texas.

The project aims to create a child-friendly space with interactive features for young people involved in legal proceedings.

Read more about this story on the Community Impact website.

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Sheniece Chappell is an associate editor of Scout Life and Scouting magazines.