Kind Beaver and Cub Scouts from the 2nd Montrose Scout Group filled shoeboxes for soldiers serving abroad back in August.
The kind-hearted children did not expect anything back in return but were delighted when, over the Christmas period, the boys received a number of letters and parcels thanking them for their kind and generous gifts from the soldiers.
Cub Scout Nathan Jenkins received a letter addressed only to ‘Nathan, Scout Hall, Montrose, Scotland’ which thankfully managed to find its way with the help from various leaders to the right group.
The 4th Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland, sent the 2nd Montrose Scout Group a parcel full to the brim of ration packs for the boys to try, and pens as well as photographs of their camp and a cap pin with badges of the regiment’s emblem.
The Scout Group has since put together a collection of their own badges that will be sent back out to the battalion.
Anne Jenkins, a Cub Scout Leader at the 2nd Montrose Scout Group, told the Review: “In August all our Beaver and Cub Scouts filled shoeboxes which were then sent out to Afghanistan for soldiers who were serving abroad at Christmas.
“Astonishingly we have had some replies back, one battalion sent us a whole box of things and the boys are super excited!
“I am extremely proud of the boys for all the hard work they put into this project and we think it is incredible that these soldiers have taken the time to write back to the Beaver and Cub Scouts.”