Hungarian Scout Follow-up
Michael Smith (msmith@EMST-DC.PLANSYS.COM)
Thu, 16 Feb 1995 16:40:26 EST
I have had a number of inquiries about my help request for the very poor
Hungarian Scout Group (as well as some great donations!). Many are asking is
there anything the Cub Scouts themselves can do to help.
We have talked with the Hungarian Leader and received a "needs" list. I
didn't realize just how desparate their situation was until I saw some of the
items on the list....and they are perfect things for Cub Scouts (or anyone
for that matter) who would like to help to contribute. Besides the big stuff
like uniforms, camping equipment, etc., the list also contained the following
Arts&Crafts, paints, crayons, puzzles, construction paper, etc.
and, a possibility for a den or pack are Group Sport Items such as soccer,
baseball, volleyball, etc.
If you decide you would like to contribute ANYTHING (everything will be
appreciated tremendously), the address to send stuff is:
Mr. Joseph Bast
13344 Glen Taylor Rd.
Herndon, VA 22071
and please, if possible, include a picture of your group.
NOTE: Nobody there speaks or reads English so keep that in mind in selecting
items for donation.
One last heart wrenching fact we just found out. Many of the scouts in that
group are orphans who are being cared for by the local Catholic Church.
Committee Chairman, Pack 160, Herndon, VA
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City