The scouts of Cub Scout Pack 483 of Hampton Bays have been busy helping around their homes, picking up after themselves, doing dishes, dusting, and taking out the garbage to earn allowances. But unlike other kids that get allowances, the scouts donated their money to those who are less fortunate.
The scouts started the endeavor, said Cubmaster Scott Comenzo, as part of a community service project that focuses on the values of working and giving to those less fortunate.
Their deed, also, said Comenzo, ties in with the Cub Scout promise to "do my best, due my duty to God and my country, to help other people and to obey the Law of the Pack."
For doing chores around the house, parents paid their cubs $2. The cubs then used the money to buy Christmas gifts for the homeless that are served by .
The scouts decorated gift bags and filled them with the treats they bought and the bags were delivered to
This is just the beginning for Pack 48— The troop, said Comenzo, will be working on numerous other community service projects in Hampton Bays. They have already also cleaned trash from the Foster Avenue and Red Creek Parks.