Cub Scout Pack 997 is adopting two families for Christmas. Photo by Raquel Hendrickson

Cub Scout Pack 997 is in the holiday spirit.

The boys, who delivered a Thanksgiving meal to one family this year, are adopting two families for Christmas. Wolf Den Leader Zelmer Hagler said the pack will supply gifts and a tree.

Hagler said it is about teaching the Cubs about thankfulness. He connected with Rob Boyd of The Streets Don’t Love You Back to find deserving families.

“We’re going to decorate the tree and give them presents,” he said. “As far the families we’re adopting, we want to get them the tree the week before Christmas.”

Pack 997 is also participating in a toy drive in partnership with Copa Craze, Journey 2 Fitness and 360 Barber Shop & Beauty Bar. “We’ll be collecting toys until about three days before Christmas,” Hagler said.

J Curtis of Copa Craze said Maricopans can drop off donated toys at the store, 20928 N. John Wayne Parkway. The other drop-off is in Tempe at 2155 E. University, Suite 209, which is the 360 Barber Shop.

“This teaches the Wolf Cubs to be helpful and courteous, which is part of their Scout’s Law and Scout’s Oath,” Hagler said.

This story appears in the December issue of InMaricopa.


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