Here at The Reading Seed, we love encouraging philanthropy and so when we heard that some generous cub scouts from Bakersfield, California, USA wanted to help make a difference and give to the children in Peru we were ecstatic!
Nic Moir, Wolf Den Leader of the Bakersfield Pack 147 Cub Scouts has come up with a great way to educate and instil values in the 9 children in his pack. Nic and his cub scouts are earning their Council Fire Adventure badges by working on different projects and this involves working on a community service project while incorporating reducing/reusing/recycling.
Inspired by a visit from a volunteer in the Peace Corp, Nic and the cub scouts decided to create their very own smaller version of the Peace Corp. The kids discussed ways they could help and have been busy working on different educational resources as well as writing letters to send to the kids from the school in Villa El Salvador, Peru. They have been reusing books, pencils and other materials to create their resources and so are learning the value of recycling/reusing and looking after our world whilst at the same time understanding empathy and how good it feels to give to others less fortunate.
Nic told us, 'We want the scouts to understand that objects or situations we take for granted can make a huge difference to other people in the world and it is EASY to help people, even if they live half way across the world.'
How easy you all make it look! A huge thank you to Nic and all the children of PACK 147 Cub Scouts in Bakersfield, California. What great role models for others, we are very proud of you all and hope you are all very proud of what you have achieved too.
We are eagerly awaiting your parcel of goodies and we will pass these on as soon as they arrive! In the meantime, on behalf of the children at La Buena Esperanza who will benefit from your generosity we appreciate all the effort you have made to help somebody else.