Houston Boy Scouts Sow Seeds of Change

HOUSTON — It’s not an average day where you will read about how a group of Houston-area, teenaged boys donated their time and energy to make a difference in their community. That means that today is an extraordinary Tuesday.

Recently, I came across this piece and it struck me as special. Eagle Scout Justin Campbell came up with the idea to beautify a green space so that patients and caregivers alike can find respite among the sick and the rehabilitating. It was more than an idea to Campbell. He put his plan into action and convinced his other Boy Scout buddies to help him.

Together, the Boy Scouts associated with Sam Houston Area Council Scouts of America Troop 1985 cleaned, painted and help maintain the TIRR Memorial Hermann hospital’s greenhouse and garden, an area used for as therapy for spinal cord, traumatic brain, and other serious injuries.

The end result was a new space for patients to find peace on their journey to wellness. This is the type of change we need in the world. Thanks to Justin and his fellow troop members for taking actions and lessen the pain of others.

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