Below is an announcement from St. Paul’s Soup Kitchen:
LOWELL, MA — Hayden Kane, a member of Wilmington’s Scout Troop 56 and Eagle Scout candidate, donated 125 handmade fleece blankets to the guests of St. Paul’s Soup Kitchen on March 30, 2021, as the final step of his Eagle Scout project.
Hayden and his fellow Scouts have been volunteering at St. Paul’s soup kitchen for many years where the Scouts prepare and serve a meal once a month. Hayden has found this service to be both heartwarming and humbling for himself and the troop, and has seen appreciation from every guest for the troop’s service. The Scouts see this service as a great way to fulfill one point of the scout law, “a Scout is helpful”.
While serving at the soup kitchen, Hayden realized that many of the guests did not have proper coats or blankets to keep them warm during the colder weather. Hayden’s Eagle Scout project was to make, donate and distribute 125 fleece blankets to the soup kitchen guests. Hayden raised all the funding for the project, recruited all the help required, organized and coordinated the making of the blankets. They are a high quality double-layered blanket that will help the St. Paul’s guests stay warm throughout the remainder of the cold weather and for years to come. The project took place at the Wilmington United Methodist Church on March 6 and 7, 2021.
Thanks Hayden for thinking of our guests and being so helpful!