WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Cub Scouts in the Sagamore Council served veterans living in the Indiana Veterans’ Home Sunday by delivering free popcorn to resident's rooms.
In September, the scouts held their annual popcorn sale. Buyers not interested in buying popcorn were able to give money as a military donation. The cubs raised $10,000 and used that money to supply the popcorn they delivered to the veterans on Veterans Day.
Bryon Haverstick, Sagamore Council scout leader, said the scouts are required to spend time with everyday heroes, so spending Veterans Day at the Indiana Veterans' home was a perfect opportunity.
“They have to go visit a veterans home or visit a fire station, somebody that would be considered heroes and so we tied that into, well if they're everyday heroes like our veterans, why don't we do something for them,” said Haverstick.
Haverstick said the cubs were able to learn a lot from their experience.
“It's just a great way for our cub scouts to learn about veterans day and how to be good citizens and then in turn, actually make a commitment to the homes,” said Haverstick.
The scouts also put together care packages for the veterans. Haverstick said they have the ability to send things overseas but it was important for them to serve those right here in the community.