How This Scout’s Eagle Project Is Providing Care for Children

Garret is a young man on a mission. That mission – to bring joy to children in his community and achieve his dream of becoming an Eagle Scout.

“That’s been my goal since I was 5-years-old,” Life Scout Garret B. shared with KSWO ABC 7 News. “To be an Eagle Scout, and that’s what I’m trying to accomplish.”

The Scout is spearheading a project in which he is creating “blessing bags” filled with toys, snacks, books and other gifts for kids attending a local camp in his Tyler, Texas, community.

“The bags aren’t going to change anyone’s life,” he humbly remarked. “But we really want to show kids, ya know, they’re special, and that people are thinking about them.”

Garret was inspired to develop the project after he served on mission trips with his church. He found his inspiration after one specific trip where he passed out lunches to underprivileged youth.

“When I got back, I said, how can I do this in my community?” he said.

Garret hopes the project will brighten the lives of 400 children in his community as part of the Summer Playground Program, a nine-week camp in Tyler.

To learn more about this Eagle Scout project, head to the full story and a video at KSWO ABC 7 News.


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Hayley Cordaro is a communications specialist at the Boy Scouts of America. She loves sharing inspiring success stories and uncovering new ways volunteers and employees can make the most of their Scouting experience. If you have story ideas or questions, reach out to us at