“Suffer the little children to come unto me.”
Suffer is a strange word here, but it means PERMIT. We have all seen pictures of Jesus with children gathered around him. We also all know the song “Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world. Red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in his sight…”.
What can Scouts do to help the little children?
For kids that are really sick, donations can be made to St. Judes and Shriners free hospitals for children. The Marines also have a wonderful program, “Toys for Tots,” which needs new, unwrapped toys for boys and girls in need. Please don’t forget your local food bank as well. The only food many children get is at school. Days off from school can mean hunger. Children are starving all over the world. Let’s pray for them and for ways we can help them. You never know, maybe a Scout will come up with the answer to world hunger.
Places you can serve little children:
- Items to Make | Primary Children’s Hospital – Intermountain Healthcare
- Ways to Help | Shriners Hospitals for Children
- Toy drive for children battling cancer
- Make a Christmas Wish – We answer needy kids Santa letters
- At Home Projects – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Author: Joyce Olesen | is a grandmother, mother, and daughter of Scouters. She loves kids, camping, country music and sports cars. Her Dad was a Scout leader in Chicago in the early 1920’s and having only daughters did not bolster his Scouting hopes. As his “Scout” she was tying regulation knots by the time she was 7.