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How These Cub Scouts Are Giving the Gift of Warmth This Winter

Cub Scouts gather to give scarves for a winter service project. (PHOTO CREDIT: Jenna Esarey/The Courier-Journal
Cub Scouts gather to give scarves for a winter service project. (Photo Credit: Jenna Esarey/The Courier-Journal)

This winter, a Cub Scout pack from the Lincoln Heritage Council wants to make sure everyone is braced for the cold.

For a service project, the pack made scarves for people who may not be able to afford such winter accessories. They even cut tassels on the scarves for a special touch and attached donated hats and gloves.

The Scouts first checked with Mayor Mike Moore of Jeffersonville, Ind., to make sure their plan would be beneficial to the city, and then set out to put the gear in a place where it would be found.

The boys lead a group of family members and Scout leaders who together dispersed more than 150 scarves around Ward Park in Jeffersonville, and Ashland Park in Clarksville, Ind.

The parks are frequently visited by the cities’ homeless populations, and the Scouts wanted to be sure those parks patrons had means to stay warm.

“We’re doing this to help the people who are always cold. It’s just about helping people,” Cub Scout Gage G., 11, told the Courier-Journal.

The Scouts left scarves in parks for anyone who needed to stay warm. (PHOTO CREDIT: Jenna Esarey/The Courier-Journal
The Scouts left scarves in parks for anyone who needed to stay warm. (Photo Credit: Jenna Esarey/The Courier-Journal)

The pack secured the scarves to trees, benches, and other places in which they could be easily found by anyone caught in the cold. A note attached to the scarves read, “I am not lost. If you are cold and need me to stay warm, please take me home. All I ask in return is for you to show a kindness to someone else who is in need. Happy Holidays. Stay warm Jeffersonville #scoutingforabetterfuture.”

To learn more about this Cub Scout project, read the article by the Courier-Journal.

 

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