Scouts will be collecting monetary donations in the lobby area because, in part, "we all know the devastation that hit the community and families, particularly two Cub Scout families and a Venture Crew Teacher from Sandy Hook Elementary," the Scouts wrote in an email about the event.
The Order of the Arrow, which includes Scouts from sixth through 11th grade, is holding a fundraiser Jan. 26 for Sandy Hook Elementary youth and their families at both Cub Foods locations in Mankato. Their goal is to raise $1,000 for the Sandy Hook School Support Fund in one day.
Maes said the event is meaningful to the boys.
Local Scouts to raise money for Sandy Hook school children
children, many people want to give love in the form of something homemade, or give a toy that might find its way into a child's arms.
Eagle Scout Cody Taylor, who has been a Scout since he was 8 years old, is coordinating the fundraiser.
"They've been bombarded with pallets of toys and snowflakes," said Rene Maes Jr., Great Bend district director. "They can't handle that, but they really need some money to support the families."
A gift of money might not seem like it's as heartfelt, but the local Boy Scouts of the Twin Valley Council Order of the Arrow know that's exactly what's needed most.
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