Saturday, December 04, 2010

Eagle Scout Sam Morrill makes a difference

This is Eagle Scout candidate Sam Morrill, of Troop 546 in Layton, UT who has joined the ranks of nearly 20 Eagles who dedicated their service projects to help our wounded soldiers.

For his project, Sam decided he'd like to send supplies to the Task Force Medical / Evacuation hospital in Afghanistan. This hospital is currently seeing over 200 patients a week.
It is a whole lot of work to become an Eagle Scout. It adds up achieving hundreds of individual requirements, and takes several years. But Sam comes from a family that gives back; his older brother Chace also did his Eagle project with us in 2008, and his Dad Rob is an Air Force reservist.

Family, friends and neighbors pitched in to help.

Warm clothing for the paitents. One of the most critical needs.

Besides collecting and packaging the donations,each Scout is also responsible for raising funds to mail everything overseas. This runs into the hundreds of dollars.

These supplies with reach the hospital in time for Christmas, and will let of lot of sick and injured young men, who are far from home during the holidays, know that they are supported and watched over.

Great job Sam!
Congratulations, and thank you.


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