HURON — Ten members of the Boy Scouts Troop 222 gathered to rake leaves on Sunday morning at Campbell House, as part of the odd jobs they have been working on around the community in order to raise funds for the 2019 World Scout Jamboree, which is set to take place in West Virginia.
“Since mid October we have been raking leaves, plus any odd jobs that anybody needs including painting, raking, moving furniture, picking up wood and we also sell firewood,” explained Fundraising Chairman, Danielle Meyer. “We do these jobs all year round to raise funds for the Jamboree plus the boy scouts go camping every month, so that helps pay for any trips they make throughout the year.”
The Boy Scouts not only assist the public year round by completing jobs for a fair donation, they also host events throughout the year as fundraisers for everyone to enjoy.
“We also have the potato feed, a murder mystery dinner. Also in December we will have our first year of Brunch with Santa, where there will be food and taking festive pictures. There will be more details on that to come soon,” Meyer said.
Currently the Scouts in Troop 222 range from ages 11 to 15. However members are able to be scouts up until the age of 18.
“You can become a scout as soon as you turn 11 right up until your 18th birthday,” Meyer said. “The Boy Scouts are always looking for new members, so for any information on joining the Troop please contact any Boy Scout, parents of scouts, or my number.”
For more information or to schedule jobs, contact Danielle Meyer at 461-9313.
“Donations are greatly appreciated for the hard work the Boy Scouts put in,” Meyers said.