Community packs care packages for troops overseas

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RIDGELAND, Miss. (WJTV) – Cub Scouts of pack 164 teamed up with Entergy Mississippi to send holiday care packages to troops overseas on Saturday. The Madison pack has sent the packages for the past four years.

“We are gathered here for our troops and families who can’t spend time with their other family members, who are out there giving their lives for us. They are protecting us with their lives, so we are getting packages and doing gifts and writing letters and stuff like that, and we are sending it to them,” said Cole Coleman, Eagle Scout.

All the items being sent were donated. This year, the group expects to send more than 500 packages to troops overseas.

“We give them gum, ramen noodles. We give them playing cards, some snacks, and we are giving them razors, yo-yos. All kids of cool stuff,” said Brycen Weber, Boy Scout.

Each care package will also include a letter, written by a scout to give thanks to each soldier and show them they are missed.

The pack also received a surprise FaceTime call from several troops from Mississippi, who are stationed in Qatar.

The packages were loaded up on a truck on Saturday to be sent to a post office.

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