Area scout troops spreading good during COVID-19

Posted at 1:37 PM, Apr 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-21 13:40:41-04

BALTIMORE — Area Boy Scout troops aren't letting COVID-19 and stay-at-home orders prevent them from doing what scouts do.

While quarantining the Baltimore Area Council says scouts are still holding online meetings, camp outs, and earning merit badges.

Some are even making masks and donating them to area hospitals, while also collecting laptops and computers to donate to students for schoolwork.

Scouts from Howard County have started on a goal of donating 100,000 discount coupons called Camp Cards, to workers on the front lines of the pandemic.

The Scouts are asking the community to help by purchasing a $5.00 Camp Card to donate to a local hero. The Scouts will deliver all the discount cards to the employees of local hospitals, medical facilities, fire stations, pharmacies, grocery stores, and restaurants after the quarantine period has ended.