Killeen: Scouts give back to military families

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KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) Boy Scout Troop 287 put together more than 2,000 food bags to give military families for Thanksgiving at the Killeen Food Care Center on Tuesday night.

The process took months to plan and two days to complete.

Senior Patrol Leader Gabriel Nelson said that the other scouts were very attentive to direction and prepared to work.

“It’s the scout thing to do,” he said.

Operations Manager and former Scoutmaster Dennis Duffey, said he was amazed by how dedicated the scouts were to get the job done.

“They’re really doing something and they feel like it’s a useful activity for them,” he said.

The Food Care Center will be giving away all the bags on Nov. 25.

Despite all of the hassle and hard work, the bright young men said it was all worth it.

“It’s good to see that everybody will have something to eat,” said Life Scout Jake Parker.

“Not everybody has a lot of money so by doing this, it’s easy for everyone to go get a bag with no questions asked. If they need it, they need it.”