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Youth completes Eagle Scout project, a ShelterBox first

03/27/2013
Like Rotary, Scouts provide a global network of support for ShelterBox, which is often generated in their own neighborhoods. Exemplary of this type of community support is Tim Osburn, and the awareness campaign he pioneered as his Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project.

Tim created the ShelterBox Awareness Campaign, including a social media campaign, in an effort to raise awareness of ShelterBox’s disaster relief efforts and on the importance of humanitarian action following disasters.

As part of his initiative, he reached out to local newspapers in his community and secured an opportunity with retailer, Backwoods, which agreed to display a ShelterBox in its stores. He also recruited friends to launch a fundraiser at his school and volunteer at SAFE, a ShelterBox USA program that allows volunteers to experience what it’s like to be deployed in a disaster zone.

Tim recently completed this year-long program as part of his Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project. He has received his Eagle Scout honor and plans to continue raising awareness on the plight of disaster survivors and supporting the work of ShelterBox.

Involved in his community as a Boy Scout for many years, Tim has been just as active a ShelterBox supporter, too. Prior to launching this campaign, Tim climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to raise awareness and funds in support of ShelterBox’s disaster relief efforts both in the US and internationally.