Scouts surprise veterans with $10K donation, plus other positive news in Scouting this week


The French Creek Council recently surprised veterans by donating more than $10,000 of popcorn to the veterans hospital. The donation was made possible through a collaboration with multiple councils, all of whom pooled their resources together for the cause.

The annual popcorn fundraiser gives customers the option to donate to military organizations. This year, the Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Erie, Pennsylvania, was selected as the recipient.

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Eagle Scout provides warm blankets to hospice patients

Eagle Scout Lars Ingram recently completed a service project to help Mayo Clinic hospice patients in Rochester, Minnesota. Inspired by his father, a hospice physician, Lars made blankets for the patients to keep them warm during the winter. After delivering blankets to 100 patients, he learned that one of them, Fred Fiberger, is an Eagle Scout. Fiberger expressed gratitude for the blanket, highlighting the impact of such gestures on patients.

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Scouts host flag retirement ceremony for veterans

Scouts BSA and Venturing crew members, alongside their parents and other members of the community, gathered at the Pearl River County Welcome Center in Mississippi for a flag retirement ceremony. The first female Eagle Scout in Pearl River County, Emma Cufr, organized the ceremony. She also leads Venturing Crew 5.

The Scouts lowered and respectfully burned multiple flags in a designated fire pit. Richard Barrett, supervisor of the center, highlighted the role of Scouting in instilling character and community awareness in American youth.

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