To celebrate 100 years of the Boy Scouts being in Baltimore, the Baltimore Area Council held a camporee at Oregon Ridge in October. As part of the camporee, each Scout unit was asked to do a project to serve the community. Troop 393 and Pack 393, of Grace Lutheran Church in Westminster, chose to support the Fisher House.
Fisher House offers a “home away from home” for families of wounded service members who are being treated at a military hospital. It is a place for the families to stay at no cost, providing a supportive environment while they focus on assisting their wounded warrior with his or her healing.
To help the children staying at Fisher House feel at home, Troop 393 and Pack 393 raised funds to donate an Xbox 360 gaming system.
On Dec. 15, Tim, Connor, Ian and Sherry Mullen took the Xbox 360 system, a wireless remote and five games that were purchased through Troop 393 and Pack 393’s fundraising efforts to the Fisher House in Washington, D.C.
Tim is an assistant scoutmaster at Troop 393, Connor is a First Class Boy Scout and Ian is a Webelos Scout.
Special thanks were extended to Sherry Mullen for organizing the fundraising effort on behalf of Troop 393 and Pack 393.