During a pandemic, social distancing can be difficult, especially as a Scout. Our values include being helpful, but how can we help if we have to stay home? Quoc-Huy Nicholas Nguyen and DangKhoa Noah Nguyen of Scouts BSA Troop 1444, together with their mother (Thai Le) and the Vietnamese charities (Nha VietNam MD, The Marriage Family Enrichment Program of Our Lady of Vietnam Parish and many Vietnamese in DMV area) found a way despite the pandemic. They volunteered to help make cloth face masks to donate to local hospitals, nursing homes, police stations and places in need.
Volunteers donated money, fabric, and their time to sew masks. The Scouts spent time packaging the masks, which included washing, drying, ironing, putting them in zip lock bags, and labeling them. Together they were able to donate thousands of handmade masks to the community. They are so proud to be able to give back to the community during this difficult time and living the Scout values.