Cub Scouts launch ‘Veterans Holiday Relief Drive’

Cub Scout Pack 17 helped support the American Legion Auxiliary’s winter project. Pictured from left are: Jason Polling, Eric Carney, Lucas Humbracht, Crystal Polling, Valerie McKean, Mike Walker, and Cub Scouts Pack 17. Courtesy photo

SPEARFISH — For the second year, the Cub Scout Pack 17 supported the Spearfish American Legion Auxiliary’s winter project to help homeless veterans. The backpacks were delivered to the Veterans Mission of the Cornerstone in Rapid City and were given as Christmas present to the ten homeless veterans. They each have a case manager. They stay at the mission an average of 30 days before finding housing. A few could be there for up to 90 days. These backpacks will help them move into their new home. Cub Scout Pack 17 is comprised of boys and girls in grades kindergarten through fifth-grade. They were working on their “Service Project for Duty to God Adventure.” The Cub Scouts purchased 10 travel backpacks that they earned from their popcorn sales. All of the backpacks were filled with person hygiene products, slippers, socks, winter hats, gloves, and more.

Two of the 10 backpacks were designated for female veterans and one had supplies for a service dog.

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