Boy Scouts take an oath to “to help other people at all times.” For a Scout to receive the coveted Eagle Scout rank, they must take that oath to the next level and “plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to any religious institution, school, or community.”
Matthew Mariani, an Eagle Scout candidate with Boy Scout Troop 101, is this week’s Warren Award Recipient. Recognizing that the holidays can be a particularly difficult time for those experiencing homelessness, Matthew planned, developed, and led a project to deliver backpacks to local veterans in need.
Matthew delivered 118 backpacks filled with toiletries, clothes, food, flashlights, and other essential items to the San Mateo County Veterans Office. You can bet that these backpacks were happily received by staff to donate to our veterans.
Awesome job, Matthew! You are very deserving of this Warren Award. These backpacks will go a long way to help our veterans in need in this County.
If you would like more information about the Veterans Services Office, or want to help the Veterans Office fulfill their mission of helping veterans and their family members access state and federal benefits, services and programs, please visit: http://hsa.smcgov.org/veterans.