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Boy Scouts of Central Md. give back to frontline heroes

Local Scouts from the Baltimore Area Council of Boy Scouts of America are finding ways to continue their Scouting programs and community service projects while staying at home during the COVID-19 quarantine.

boy-scouts-baltimore-logo-350Scouts are conducting online meetings, campouts, earning merit badges and helping the community by making masks and donating them to area hospitals.

They are also collecting laptops and computers to donate to youth that need computers for schoolwork. Scouts from Howard County have started an effort to thank people working during the coronavirus pandemic by donating Camp Cards — discount coupon cards — to first responders, health care professionals and others serving on the frontline during this pandemic.

Now, all the Scouts within the council are rallying behind this initiative. Their goal is to deliver 100,000 Camp Cards to our Frontline Heroes after the quarantine period ends.

The Scouts are asking the community to help them help our local heroes by purchasing a $5 Camp Card to donate to a local hero. The Scouts will deliver all the discount cards to the employees of local hospitals, medical facilities, fire stations, pharmacies, grocery stores and restaurants after the quarantine period has ended.

To contribute, go to www.baltimorebsa.org/campcardorder. For more information, contact Carolyn Panzer, 443-573-2514, cpanzer@baltimorebsa.org.

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