Cub Scouts Raises Money For Healthcare Workers Inside Tulsa Hospital’s COVID-19 Unit

Saturday, December 5th 2020, 9:33 pm

TULSA, Okla. -

As the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations continues to rise, the strain on the state’s hospital workers grows as well. A local cub scout pack is doing its part to help those on the frontlines.

Cub Scout Pack 318 raised money on Saturday for staff at the COVID-19 unit inside Tulsa’s Saint Francis Hospital by riding their bikes around Whiteside Park.

In all, the scouts biked for 125 miles as a group.

Each mile on their bikes meant a larger donation to frontline workers.

One of the pack’s leaders said the bike ride was the scouts’ idea.

“Based on what I see, there is no doubt these kids are going to be leaders,” Cub Scout Pack 318 assistant den leader Jeff Jaynes said.

There’s always an activity element to each rank. Instead of being entertained, the fifth graders from Eisenhower International School Cub Scouts decided to serve by allowing family, friends and the community to pledge money for each mile they rode.

Once the money is gathered, Jaynes said they plan to buy gift cards at local restaurants and then give the gift cards to staff at Saint Francis Hospital’s COVID-19 unit.

As much as the kids led the way, Jaynes is also grateful for the public support.

“The people who have given to us from all around the country, that’s a huge deal,” Jaynes said.

Jaynes said it will take a few weeks to calculate how much money they raised.

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