Scouts Night Live: Comedy and first aid at the same time

Published 9:09 am Thursday, February 4, 2021

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Members of Boy Scout Troop 575, supported by the First Baptist Church of Mocksville, will share their brand of humor on Facebook Live by performing comedy and skits.

During the Feb. 5, 7 p.m. SNL (Scout Night Live) performance, the Troop will be selling small first aid kits as a fund-raiser.

The kits will be for pick-up or delivery at dates in the near future. These dates will be announced during the performance. Methods of payment will be Cash App, PayPal, and Google Pay.  Checks may be sent to the church address, Troop 575, c/o First Baptist,  412 North Main St., Mocksville.

According to Jason Lawrence, Troop 575 Scoutmaster, SNL will be the main fundraiser for this year.

“2020 wasn’t a great year. And for organizations like Scouts, it was financially devastating.”

Lawrence added that their typical fundraisers went by the wayside due to COVID-19.

“As an organization, Boy Scouts is designed to guide our youth in both vocation, country, and character. All of these benefit our local community. These scouts are the people who will be leading and guiding our communities and country in the near future. And they are the best investment we can make,” he said.

The goal of the fundraiser is $1000. It’s aggressive, but that’s the need of the Troop. Funds are used to keep the youth traveling to camps, working on learnings, hiking and biking, Lawrence said.

In the past, they have traveled, hiked and camped across North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina.

“These scouts are important to Davie County.” Lawrence added. “Teaching them how to interact with each other, our natural resources and our government happens during their activities.  And the people of Davie County have always supported our scouts. We hope they’ll continue their support during SNL.”

The link to watch live is the Facebook page.