Scout Troop Delivers Cards to Missouri Vet Home

Scout Troop Delivers Cards to Missouri Vet Home

It's the fourth year scouts from Chillicothe have traveled to Cameron to visit with vets and thank them for their service.
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Three years ago it started as a Boy Scout service project. Now it's a yearly tradition.

A troop of scouts from Chillicothe honor and thank American vets at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cameron.

Members of the Patriot Guard brought the scouts to the home on their motorcycles.

Once there, Troop 121 presented many of the residents with Christmas cards and thanked them for serving their country.

"You see the joy of handing them a card and seeing the smile on their face," said Austin Wilson, a 10th grader in Troop 121.

"They usually don't get much. So it's really nice when they get to see someone around."

"They gave their life to fight for us," said troop leader Chris Ruppel. "Now they're in here and many of them don't have families to come see them. It's the lease we could do."

The Missouri Veterans Home opened 13 years ago. More than 200 veterans live there, with another 200 on a waiting list wanting to move in.

Troop 121 says they enjoy coming back year after year.
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