Area boy scouts wanted to do their part for those lost in the mass shooting, particularly two Cub Scout families and a Venture Crew Teacher from Sandy Hook Elementary, by raising money to send to the families. Eagle Scout Michael Weber says, "Cub scouts and boy scouts are a closely knit groups and being an eagle scout feel that I should be able to give my time to them to help support them. To know that people here in Minnesota are helping all the way to Connecticut."
Weber says in situations like this many want to donate homemade gifts, but what the survivors really need is money. Stationed at the entrance of Mankato's Cub Foods, customers had the opportunity to make a donation in exchange for some tasty treats. Boy Scout Mason Boomgarden says, "We've actually had quite a few people stop in yeah. More than we expected on this cold day yeah."
The Scouts have a goal of raising $1,000 today. They wrapped up their fundraiser around 4 p.m.