Homeless Issue #156

  Den 6 from Cub Scout Pack 117, Shingle Springs/Latrobe, Ca. was in search of a Service Project that would help an individual or individuals in need.  What better event than to hold a SOCK RALLY to collect socks for the Homeless. 


In 2017, they had enthusiastically collected socks and wanted to do it again. 

This project was a significant learning experience and embodied an important part of The Scout Law……”to help other people at all times.”  

 Coordinating with Job’s Shelters of the Sierra, the scouts put out the word and soon the entire Cub Scout Pack was collecting socks!  After listening to Mr. Sachs and then collecting socks enabled each Cub Scout to realize how lucky the are to be in a position to help others less fortunate than themselves.  


Church groups such as the “Teens” at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. This was very enlightening for me due to the depth of the questions and the thoughtful comments by this group of thoughtful young adults. I was impressed. I gave the challeng of being a homeless person for just a few days. Sleeping on the ground, no toilet paper, carrying everything they feel important to them with them for three days, only using water from outside facets, etc. Comment: Can’t do it, have to go to school 😉


Hands for Hope youth from El Dorado Hills that went with me to the “Homeless Camps” at Christmas time in 2008 to experience homelessness first hand.


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