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Scotch Plains Cub Scouts Help Fellow Scouts in Texas Devastated by Hurricane Harvey

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Pack 34 in Scotch Plains took up a collection and donated camping items and uniforms to a Cub Scout Pack in Beaumont, Texas. Credits: Courtesy of Pack 34
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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Cub Scout Pack 34 from Evergreen School reached out and connected with Pack 287 in Beaumont, Texas, which was devastated by Hurricane Harvey. Some of the Texas families lost everything in the storm.
 
Pack 34 took up a collection for camping gear and gift cards to send to Pack 287 in Beaumont so that they can start rebuilding their Scouting program. Additionally, the Cub Scouts purchased six brand new uniforms, including as many patches as possible, and a complete Girl Scout 'Daisy' uniform, for leaders and Scouts in Pack 287.
 
The Scouts spent their recent meeting learning about what happens in a Hurricane and how water and flooding can be so destructive. 

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