Revisiting the Normandy Camporee, plus more positive news in Scouting this week

We told you about the Normandy Camporee a few weeks ago. As we head into Memorial Day weekend, it’s a good time to revisit what that event stands for. Check out this video that celebrates the Transatlantic Council event.

Scout protects endangered species with Eagle Scout project

Daniel Jenkins took on protecting the endangered Indiana bat found along the Ottawa River in Ohio as his Eagle Scout project. Indiana bats sometimes migrate to caves in southern Ohio and neighboring states to hibernate.

The Scout researched the bat and its habitat, strategically placing six new bat houses to provide shelter. He demonstrated leadership by raising funds and coordinating volunteers for the construction. Daniel sees the project as educational and beneficial for the community, as the bats will help control mosquito populations.

Read more about this story from the Hometown Stations website, or in the video below.

Community rallies behind local troop after its trailer is burglarized

New hope has been restored for Scouts BSA Troop 949 of Padre Island, Texas. The troop had  thousands of dollars worth of camping equipment stolen from their locked storage trailer a few weeks ago. This setback affected their ability to host routine campouts.

However, Padre Island resident Alex Karis started a GoFundMe page, quickly exceeding its $2,000 goal. Within two weeks, donations from the community totaled over $4,150. With this support, the troop can purchase brand-new equipment to replace what was stolen.

Read more about this story from the KRIS 6 News website.

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