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Eagle Scout’s Act Of Kindness Keeps On Giving

Back in 2009, Bryce Thornton had an idea to send a care package to a U.S. soldier serving overseas.

He quickly realized that one care package wouldn’t be enough. Why not send more?

Since then, Bryce has helped send nearly 4,000 packages to soldiers fighting in Afghanistan through his Supporting Freedom organization.

One serviceman was so impressed with Bryce’s act of kindness that he flew a flag in Bryce’s honor while stationed in Afghanistan. This spring, he came back home and presented the flag to Bryce at a ceremony.

Bryce, now an 18-year-old Eagle Scout, will attend Oregon State University this fall on a scholarship from the Naval Reserve Training Corp. Only 10 such scholarships are awarded each year.

Comments about “Eagle Scout’s Act Of Kindness Keeps On Giving”

  1. Scout Dad says:

    What an amazing project having touched thousands (really?!! Thousands!) of US Soldiers lives in the battle zones and on bases all over the world…I truly hope this story inspires more kids to make a difference (even if it’s only 2 boxes sent) please let those Soldiers know they’re not forgotten…

  2. JBT says:

    What a thoughtful young man. Keep up the good work .

  3. coach says:

    Love this kid and his family. Such acts of continued kindness.

  4. MMT says:

    Congratulations on the scholarship! It is so very encouraging to see a thoughtful, kind, young man receive some recognition for doing good things!

  5. MGilman says:

    This young man is an amazing individual who has given so much of his time for others for a great cause. Imagine how much better our society would be if we all volunteered within our communities even a quarter of what Bryce has put into helping others. This guy is a great role model for others, young and old alike. Go Bryce!

  6. Steve F says:

    Outstanding young man. He deseveres so much in return.

  7. H says:

    Such an inspiration to us all!! So proud of our local young man!! Truly going to do bigs things, in the future!!

  8. Tanya says:

    An amazingly thoughtful young man!!

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