RIDGELAND, Miss. (WJTV) – Cub Scouts in Ridgeland gathered on Saturday, December 18 to pack care packages for soldiers stationed overseas during the holidays for the sixth year in a row.
Cub Scouts troop 164 and Entergy employees collected thousands of items to be sent out. The packages included items like snacks, personal care items, books and a handwritten letter from a scout.
“It feels so important to me because they can’t even go out to their local Kroger and buy a Seven-Up or a Dr. Pepper. That’s why I feel like we should send them some presents because without them, we wouldn’t have the country that we are living in today,” said Cub Scout George Brooks Fondren.
Overseas soldiers also received a FaceTime call from the scouts to wish them happy holidays.