Submitted by Cynthia Goebel
I am thankful to be part of such a great pack of Cub Scouts and I enjoy watching them grow in character, skill and compassion.
They have worked hard this year and continue to work hard as we meet digitally from our homes.
Cub Scout parents and families are active in their Scout’s development and are currently meeting through group text messaging to complete team scout, team family and individual requirements for advancement.
This week our Tiger Scouts (1st grade) read about teams in our community that serve and protect us.
We would like to send out a thank you to all health care workers, pastors, police and sheriff officers, firefighters, teachers, food service workers and everyone else who is working together to keep us all safe and healthy.
Along with committing to chores within their family teams, our Tiger Scouts have also taken responsibility as part of our team community to research and share information that could be helpful for people in our community at this time.
Here are the results of that research:
- Churches are available to help meet physical and spiritual needs
- Fort Scott Compassionate Ministries can help with utility assistance, hygiene supplies and other emergency needs. Call 620-223-2212
- Any child 1 year of age to 18 years of age can receive a free meal from 10-11 am Monday through Friday by driving through at any of the 4 public school buildings. The child must be present. Also, buses will be delivering meals. Please see Facebook USD 234 for delivery routes.
- Meals on Wheels delivers meals to seniors over 60. Call 620-223-0750
- The Beacon provides food and other items. Call 620-223-6869
- Fort Scott Washateria is open regular hours. Curbside drop off is available at no extra charge. You can stay in your car while they wash your laundry. 620-644-9834
- Many local restaurants, farmers and producers are still providing food and services but have new procedures so call ahead or look them up on Facebook.
- Be prepared by making an emergency plan with your family. www.ready.gov/plan has steps and forms to help you make an emergency preparedness plan.
- Be prepared by making a home emergency kit. www.ready.gov/kit tells what you should put in a home emergency kit.
- Stay calm by being prepared and following the plan. Including a Bible or children’s book in your emergency kit can also help the family stay calm.
- Work together, even if by distance, and think of others. We are stronger together. Ration what you can and share if you have excess. Fresh air, sunshine and exercise are still good for boosting health and there is no rule against going out in our yards.
I am so proud of each of our Cub Scouts and of all the people in our community who have sacrificed and worked for the good of others. I pray that we will continue to stand strong together in patience, humility, reverence and in the hope of God’s grace and mercy.