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Christmas For Soldiers Year Round

Bryce Thornton, a Boy Scout from Troop 48 in Eagle Point, Ore., is serious about supporting U.S. soldiers who are stationed overseas. What started out as a Christmas project in 2009 is now almost a full-time job.

It all started nearly two years ago, when a friend of Bryce’s father posted some pictures from Afghanistan on the Internet. Bryce had the idea to send the friend a care package, then he quickly realized it wouldn’t be fair to send a package to this one person without sending something to the troops with her.

What started as one care packaged quickly turned into more than 700. So Bryce started going door to door, looking for donations for both goods and the cash to pay for the postage required to ship the goods overseas.

He shipped 754 boxes for Christmas 2009, 250 boxes during the summer of 2010 and more than 1,000 boxes for Christmas 2010.

Bryce’s work continues to this day. Find out how you can help the cause by clicking here.

7 Comments on Christmas For Soldiers Year Round

  1. This is what makes America great! Keep up the good work!

  2. This is a great project–not that improving paths, playgrounds etc. aren’t important. But this project really connect to people who need it–our soldiers–they need our support. Way to go Bryce!!

  3. wow i should get my troop to do that

    • Boy Scout Dad // February 4, 2011 at 7:03 pm // Reply

      @ mikinator: That is EXACTLY what we hoped would happen! Someone else would want to replicate this and send boxes to the Soldiers (ripples in the pond) We can touch so many lives this way, please use this to inspire your troop… @ LifeScout: this would have been a SLAMDUNK Eagle project. He did it…just because.

  4. Wow! That’s better than a lot of eagle projects I run into!

  5. Way to go Bryce!

  6. Bryce you and your Dad make Oregon so proud. . and I love that my family and I get to help you out with this wonderful effort to bring a bit of happiness to our soldiers too !

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