Nate Stafford is a 13-year-old Boy Scout who raised $10,000 for Nothing But Nets.
“Some people said I couldn’t raise $10,000,” Nate said when he was honored for his achievement at the National Scouting Museum. “But you know what? I did. And I hope this will inspire others to put their own ideas into action.”
Malaria is a deadly disease that is no longer much of a threat in the United States. It is transmitted by mosquitoes, and in regions like Africa and Asia, the disease causes 200 million illnesses per year and is one of the leading causes of death for children.
The use of bed nets can greatly reduce the spread of the disease.
Click here to learn how you and your troop can help Nothing But Nets.
Check out the video below to hear Nate speak about the importance of fighting malaria.