Apex, NC, August 31, 2020
Being a boy scout requires giving back to the community. Owen Packham, an 18-year-old high school graduate, selected Easterseals UCP for his Eagle Scout Community Service Project. He learned that Easterseals UCP needed masks to protect the front line who serve people living with disabilities and behavioral health challenges.
Owen gathered friends and family to help him cut fabric, assemble materials, and sew 200 masks. After a month of hard work, he delivered the masks to the Raleigh office. Easterseals UCP is grateful for Owen and his efforts in the community during the pandemic.
He said, “It makes me feel good to provide a service of care for Easterseals UCP. Every person matters and keeping them safe is important to me.” This project and being an Eagle Scout has taught Owen about supporting people in need in his community. “Being an Eagle Scout is an honor. It teaches you life’s lessons, hard work and dedication. You can’t earn anything without putting effort into it.”
Owen plans to attend Brigham Young University in Idaho to study music education this fall. Congratulations and Thank You Owen!Kathy.Edgerton@eastersealsucp.com(O) 919-865-8660 | (C) 919-208-0621