Troop Helps Third World Children have a Merry Christmas

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christmasboxTroop 166 assisted the Aldersgate Sunday school class and other members of Burks United Methodist Church with preparing shoeboxes for the UMCOR ministry, Christmas Shoe Boxes for Third World Children. Burks is now a hub for collecting shoeboxes and this first year as a hub, collected 370 shoeboxes. Contributions came from Burks and other nearby churches and organizations, including Troop 316 and Pack 3256 from Flintstone United Methodist Church. Burks collects boxes, verifies their content, separates them by boy or girl, packs them into cases, and delivers them to the UM Disaster Warehouse in Decatur, AL. Troop 166 assisted with verifying, and decorating the boxes. For more information on this ministry, visit