Each time I pass the local Cub Scouts who are volunteering their time to raise money for their local Pack447, I have a difficult time just walking by.
Today while on my way to my weekly grocery shopping, I saw Cub Scout Pack447 in front of the local Lucky's market, selling their yummy popcorn treats. Although the last thing I need is a big bag of Caramel Corn, I just had to support these young gentlemen.
I watched people walk by them (avoiding eye contact with the Scouts) and it amazed me how the scouts were unfazed by the rejection.
As a former Girl Scout leader for my daughter's Girls Scouts, it was not an easy task selling cookies to strangers passing by. We did it to raise money for the community camping trips and outings.
Today it's astonishing what these youngsters do to be a positive force in their community. This morning a group of these Cub Scouts were out on the bay participating in the Coastal Cleanup, picking up some of the most awful garbage. I can tell you from experience this is no "fun outing"
These Scouts also collect canned food for the local food bank that will go to needy families.
One amazing event these Scouts participated in was the Memorial Day Graveside Decoration, at the Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno. They brought flags to each graveside to help honor our fallen heroes. Did I mention they started at 8:00 AM?
Today these Scouts are not only taught to help others, they are encouraged to go out in the field and do something. We did this 25+ years ago when I was a Scout Leader, however not nearly to the extent that these kids do today.
I have barely scratched the surface of the amazing volunteer efforts these young people engage in.
They will be out one day every weekend, raising money, selling their yummy treats, for the next 6 weeks. If you see them, just remember this: They would help you too if you needed them.