Help Scouts improve an American Indian reservation

From: Bryan on Scouting
Date: November 24, 2011 12:45:14 AM MST
Can a single click of your mouse change lives?

Yep. That’s all it takes to help Connecticut Crew 63 and Troop 63 assist impoverished American Indians in South Dakota.

Unemployment on the Cheyenne River Reservation is 95 percent, per capita income is just over $9,000, and families there lack basic necessities like warm clothes for the region’s harsh winters. The reservation’s 9,000 residents are spread over an area the size of Connecticut, making it difficult for them to access critical resources.

The Scouts in Crew/Troop 63 have the time and desire to help these people — all they lack is money. They’re hoping to get that from the Pepsi Refresh Project, which already has awarded $20 million in grant money to “refresh the world” through revamping local parks, enhancing after-school programs, saving mistreated pets, and hundreds of other worthy projects.

Who gets the grants? Well, that’s up to voters like you.