Local Boy Scout Gives Back to Community

NORFOLK — Residents of Norfolk can give back to the community and help a local scout.

Nathan Wetjen of Troop 653 is in the process of completing his Eagle Scout Project. Wetjen must plan and finish a service project that benefits his community. He says he decided to partner with Mosaic in Norfolk because of his experience with a family member. The project, called “Payback in the Community”, is a drive to help restock supplies Mosaic uses on a day-to-day basis.

“I found it on Facebook that Mosaic was needing to basically replenish some of their games, books magazines, board games and so on. I’m having a drive for them. We will be handing out fliers on the 18th at Shopko and Walgreens. There are boxes at Walgreens, Shopko and here [Mosaic]”.

Wetjen explained Boy Scouts is more than just camping and survival, and the Eagle Scout Project gives him a chance to develop leadership skills while giving back to the community.

“What it means to me is getting something done that you have determination to finish it, you have courage to go out and get something done like this. Also, to know it is okay to help to the community even though you aren’t a part of it, it’s good to help out other people in general.”

You can drop off board games, magazines, books and crafts supplies in bins at Mosaic, Shopko and Walgreens until June 29.

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