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Cub Scouts help the homeless

Pack 210 handed out meals and clothes to the homeless (Source: WALB) Pack 210 handed out meals and clothes to the homeless (Source: WALB)
Folks could pick out clothing items (Source: WALB) Folks could pick out clothing items (Source: WALB)
"I feel great for helping," said Dence. (Source: WALB) "I feel great for helping," said Dence. (Source: WALB)
"We made deliveries," said Allen "We made deliveries," said Allen
"I get to see people leave with a smile on their face," said Longson "I get to see people leave with a smile on their face," said Longson

Folks in need picked out clothing and were fed by helping hands in the community. 

But these hands were smaller than usual. 

To move up in Boy Scouts' ranking, you have to complete service projects that meet a community need.

The scouts of Pack 210 out of Leesburg want to give back to the homeless this holiday season. 

"We're always looking for an opportunity to help someone else. Especially if its somebody less fortunate," said Jon Henderson, Pack 210 Bear Den Leader.. 

At the Cup of Kindness event at the rescue mission provided by Moving Mountains Charities, scouts and volunteers handed out items to folks in need.

"We allow them to come out here and get coats and sweaters. It's getting to be that time of year. And it's getting a little chilly. Socks, blankets and then we warm their heart a little with some chili," said Martha Bowden, Moving Mountains Charities. 

The boys lended a helping hand, serving those who needed a hot meal. 

"We've been feeding the homeless and providing clothes for them," said Kyle Dence, scout.

"We were handing out candy, chili and we've been making deliveries," said Jayden Allen, scout. 

"They don't have much money or more places to go home," said Cooper Wilkerson, scout. 

"I get to see people leave with smiles on their faces," said Caleb Longson, scout. 

For some, these acts of kindness prove even children can help the future of the community. 

"They key thing that I think about this, we're bringing up a generation that knows that charity is love and this is what we need to do for everybody," said Bowden.  

The rescue mission credits the scouts for demonstrating the spirit of Christmas.

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