Trevor Bormann, a member of Sioux Falls Southern Hills and a freshman at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, celebrated becoming an Eagle Scout by putting together hygiene kits for United Methodist Committee for Relief (UMCOR).
A typical Eagle Scout celebration involves inviting your friends and family to celebrate over some refreshments in an open house atmosphere. Guests bring cards and congratulate the Eagle Scout.
“I thought, why not do something different?” said Bormann. He had seen people at Southern Hills UMC putting together different mission kits for years. “I also knew that there were a lot of people hurting from the hurricanes last fall. I thought maybe we could help out somehow.”
Family members did research about what was needed. “We found out that UMCOR had a need for hygiene kits,” Trevor said. Several family members raised funds to get supplies for the hygiene kits.
Guests were invited to the Eagle Scout celebration to put together the kits. People assembled the kits and put together a total of 148. The boxes of kits are now on their way to UMCOR.
The United Methodist Church has a rich history of sponsorship and support of the Boys Scouts of America. Southern Hills and many churches have found Scouting to be a successful way to reach and minister to community youth and families.
*Gosmire serves as the director of communications for the Dakotas Conference of The United Methodist Church.