Scouts Deliver Toys to Hurricane Victims
California Scout Troop Drives Across Country to Brighten Holiday Spirits in Florida
Irving, Texas—On Sunday, December 19, the National Scouting Museum
will host Boy Scout Troop 650 chartered to the Alta Loma Christian Church,
Alta Loma, California, on the troop's cross-country drive to collect and
deliver gifts to hurricane victims in Central Florida.
As part of the effort, the Scouts have collected more than $20,000 in gifts.
On Friday, December 17, the troop departed California, planning to make stops
in San Antonio and Irving, Texas, and Jacksonville, Florida, to pick up more
gifts from other troops. The drive is part of the Boy Scouts of America's
Good Turn for America service initiative.
At the end of their 5,500-mile journey, Troop 650 will hold two distribution
events on Tuesday, December 21. The first will assist adult residents of the
Holiday Park area of Palm Bay, Florida.
At the second event, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will help Scouts with gift
distribution to the children of the Palm Bay/Melbourne/Indian River area.
Good Turn for America is a national service initiative by the Boy Scouts of
America and other nonprofit organizations to address the issues of hunger,
inadequate housing, healthy living, and disaster recovery in our nation.
For more information, visit www.goodturnforamerica.org.