Scout Raises Money, Saves Lives
Nothing But Nets is an organization that works to save children in Africa from malaria by distributing mosquito nets.
Nate Stafford is a 13-year-old Boy Scout who raised $10,000 for Nothing But Nets.
“Some people said I couldn’t raise $10,000,” Nate said when he was honored for his achievement at the National Scouting Museum. “But you know what? I did. And I hope this will inspire others to put their own ideas into action.”
Malaria is a deadly disease that is no longer much of a threat in the United States. It is transmitted by mosquitoes, and in regions like Africa and Asia, the disease causes 200 million illnesses per year and is one of the leading causes of death for children.
The use of bed nets can greatly reduce the spread of the disease.
You can read more about how Nate raised the money here, here, here and here.
Click here to learn how you and your troop can help Nothing But Nets.
Check out the video below to hear Nate speak about the importance of fighting malaria.
This is one of my favorite charities. Great job, and thank you.
Wow! good job
Way to go, you are a real inspiration!