Kenton's Eagle Project
Hello Family and Friends,
I have decided to pack 100 boxes through Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child for my Eagle Scout Project. I will be packing the boxes on August 6, 2022 from 10:30am - 2:30pm at First Presbyterian Church in Garden Grove 11832 Euclid St. Garden Grove, CA. I am in need of several items donated to fill these boxes so that children in need will get them this coming Christmas season. Boxes will be tracked so that we will be able to see what countries they go to. Boxes have gone as close as Native American Reservations here in the U.S. and as far as Uganda.
Samaritan's Purse sends them wherever there are children in need. This is a Christian organization so any Christian items are welcome in the boxes as well as new clothing, plushies, school supplies, personal hygiene items, toys and games. All items must be brand new and be able to fit in a shoe box. They do not allow any food or candy items in the boxes. They also do not allow anything with liquid such as toothpaste, bubbles, or liquid glue bottles or war toys such as toy guns. All donations will be used to fill the boxes. Children who receive these boxes will only get one box in a lifetime so we try fill them up with several items and make them as special as possible.
This project is the culmination of over a decade of scouting for me, and the final piece on my road to Eagle Scout. Please share this page on social media, and thanks for your help.
A Good Turn!
Scouts are encouraged to do a a Good Turn every day. That is to say something of good for others. Something as simple as helping an elderly person cross the street, to bigger Service Projects, and in some cases maybe saving a life. Have you done a good turn today.
To the right are some of the Service Projects #Scout 75 participants regularly participate in. We are involved in a bevy of projects with a wide scope of people bearing the positive results of the kid's hard work.
Eagle Project Completion Date:
Saturday, August 6, 2022,
First Presbyterian Hall
11832 S. Euclid St.
Garden Grove, CA 92840
100 Box Donation Project
Operation Christmas Child
Age Groups for boxes are:
2-4 years old
5-9 years old
10-14 years old
Age group 2-4 is the most needed and gets the least amount of donations so I am going to try to make as many of those as possible but we will make boxes of all age groups depending on items donated.
How Can I Help?
You can help by donating items we can use to fill these boxes. Below are links to Amazon Wish Lists, plus other suggestions that can help. Thank you in advance for your help. I greatly appreciate it, as do the kids!
Samaritan's Purse Gift Ideas Link
Amazon Wishlist Link
For your convenience I have created an Amazon Wishlist that includes many of the needed items. Here are some more basic suggestions.
Kenton shortly after earning The Arrow of Light at Pack 75, and being promoted to Troop 75, Summer of 2015. His custom Scout 75 sash shows his first merit badge earned, the Fingerprinting Merit Badge