Cub Scouts send soldier holiday surprise |

Cub Scouts send soldier holiday surprise

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Provided to the Tribune/ Cub Scouts from Pack 468 salute the soldier in Iraq that they adopted for Christmas. Each boy wrote a letter, made him a Christmas card and sent a gift.

Cub Scout Pack 468 adopted a soldier who is stationed in Iraq for Christmas this year. The soldier is Eric Saunders 112th MP BN.

Every boy in the Tiger, Wolves, Bears and Webelo’s dens wrote him a letter, made a Christmas card and sent him a little gift.

Among the gift items are razors and shaving cream, baby wipes, foot powder, toothpaste and toothbrushes, fluoride rinse, shampoo, liquid soap, non-aerosol deodorant, non-aerosol bug spray, powdered Gatorade and Tang; magazines, books, hard candy, mints, envelopes and stationery, beef jerky, nuts, gum, pens, pencils, Ramen noodles and laundry detergent.

The pack also bought him a nice pair of boots and socks. This was a great way to show the true meaning of Christmas – “the gift of giving” – and to show that someone out there does care.

Saunders does not know he is getting the gift until it arrives. The Scouts hope to hear from him and know that they somehow made his Christmas a special one, knowing that he is not at home sharing his Christmas with his loved ones.

Pack 468 serves the Nevada/California area. Support is requested so the boys can continue to learn and be educated in the ways in which they can serve and do good for their families, community and country. Donations may be made by check or money order, payable to Pack 468, and sent to Pack 468, c/o K.Hulsey, P.O. Box 324, Zephyr Cove, NV 89448.

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