Boy Scouts do their duty – cookies for the firefighters |

Boy Scouts do their duty – cookies for the firefighters

Last weekend, local Boy Scouts collected and delivered 2,000 home-baked cookies to grateful firefighters who are stationed at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

“One of the great things about this no-time-to-plan but just-do-it event was so many people came together with little notice to show their appreciation to these hard-working firefighters,” said Tracy Kohler, a mother involved with Boy Scout Troop 855.

“We clearly had a huge response from people who wanted to do something to say thank you to the firefighters from Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, South Dakota and elsewhere,” Kohler said.

A group of about 20 local Boy Scouts, parents and scout leaders drove to the fairgrounds to deliver the goodies.

Fire crews gave the contingent of Scouts a tour of the base camp stationed at the fairgrounds, equipped with a laundry and refrigeration trailer, shower hall, tent city and incident command center.

“It was an incredible, eye-opening tour,” Kohler said.

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