Troop 221 joined Marines, JROTC and other veterans to collect toys at the Cabela’s in Allen. 10 Scouts helped gather toys from cars that lined up to donate toys. We had the pleasure to see the JEEP car club, Tesla car club and many other Holiday lit cars. The venue and Toys for Tots were great to us. We were offered pizza and hot chocolate, vouchers for a Rough Rider game, and the Marines of Collin County and Toys for Tots will provide personalized certificates of appreciation which will be distributed after the holidays.
Two scouts were filmed for Channel 4 and showed great scout spirit and represented the troop well.
Many, many toys were collected – lots of boxes!! It warmed the heart seeing everybody work together, happily, alongside others in the community to help those in need. All the items collected also stay in Collin County!
We were thanked and welcomed to attend future events. The Marine association also said scouts could come and talk about anything with them (Communication badge anyone??!!).
Thanks to all who attended.