Local scouts toured Fletcher Allen Healthcare today after giving the hospital a big gift to benefit sick kids.
The hallways of Fletcher Allen Healthcare were filled with scouts Saturday.
As they arrived to take a tour, for giving a very special gift.
Swanton Troop Assistant Scout Master, Bruce Campbell said, "Scouting is about giving back to the community. It's about teaching our boys a code of ethics. That's what we're trying to display and that's what we're trying to show our community."
"We participated in a fundraiser for the pediatric section of the community hospital," said Blaise Rainville of Boy Scout Troop 50.
Scouts joined forces with the Big Change Roundup fundraiser to raise 50 thousand dollars for the Vermont Children's Hospital. The cash will help make the facility even more kid friendly. Scouts across the state held bowling fundraisers and asked for donations to reach their goal. It's a feeling they say has made them proud.
"It's absolutely worth it, every single second. Even if sometimes it doesn't feel like it, you're tired, you're cold and wet, it's worth it, it's really worth it," said Chris Purl of Boy Scout Troop 650.
Fletcher Allen invited scouts to see how their donation has helped. The tour kicked off with a scavenger hunt.
Scouts searched for Monty the Moose, the hospital mascot, before beginning a behind the scenes tour.
And these scouts couldn't be happier to see how it all works, and to know they've made a difference in their community.
"It is fun and it looks good on a college application," said Rainville.
Plans are already underway for another fundraiser to keep the spirit of giving alive. And it's a mission scouts are prepared to take on.
"You guys have fun in scouting? yea!! There you go, their words themselves," said Campbell.
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