Shoes are something most people in our community take for granted. Ours may be a little worn, or have a broken lace, but they protect the our feet from cuts, bruises and even disease. We may not give them another thought all day once they’re on our feet, but in other parts of the world they’re a precious commodity in short supply.
The great kids who are part of Pack 126 are learning another valuable life lesson through Scouting. This lesson is about social awareness and helping others. They’re collecting shoes for those who live in poverty and disaster stricken countries and don’t have adequate footwear.
The Scouts from Pack 126 and the other four packs across Franklin will be collecting shoes at the following locations throughout Franklin from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. until May 12th:
Dacey Community Fields on Lincoln Street
King Street Memorial Park on King Street
Fletcher Field on Peck Street
Beaver Pond on Beaver Street
Town Common across from St. Mary’s Church
This is just one of the many displays of altruism and community giving show by Pack 126. Others include assisting the elderly with spring yard cleaning, sprucing up the landscape at the Kennedy school and donating time and energy to helping those around them.
Who are the boys from Pack 126? While any boy can join, Pack 126 consists mostly of kids who attend Kennedy school, or are home schooled in the neighborhoods surrounding Kennedy. They’re boys whose parents want them to learn some important life lessons in a fun and meaningful way.
What do the Cub Scouts do? Aside from helping out our community and contributing to charitable causes, the Scouts meet regularly in a social, fun and instructional atmosphere. The Scouts go to zoos, monster truck shows, build and race their own pinewood derby cars, camp out, learn about nature and so much more.
What could possibly make Pack 126 even better? Your child! Every child brings something valuable to the pack. It’s a great place to make friends for kids and parents alike. Join us on the Franklin common on Saturday May 20th from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. and sign your kid up on the spot with a great group of kids doing amazing things.
Cub Scout Pack 126 website http://www.franklinpack126.org
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