In the month of April the Cub Scouts of Melba served the community greater than they may realize. Melba Cub Scouts Pack #241, which is led by Cub Scout Master Carla Baird, work hard in learning new skills that they can use for the rest of their lives, as well as serving the community.
On April 20, 2013, the cub scouts were also joined by Police Officer Travis Lowber and hosted a crime prevention service project. In the United States, on average 797,500 kids are reported missing each year. That is over 2,000 kids per day, or two children per minute.
According to Permanent Impressions, a children’s protection agency, they say that, “With impression evidence you can establish a starting point, connect a child to a certain location or to a suspect if fingerprint evidence was left behind.”
“Fingerprints can be found in a suspect’s car, home, etc. making it direct evidence that your child was present,” says Permanent Impressions. This really explains the importance of having a copy of your children’s fingerprints on hand.
For a service project, eight scouts along with Officer Lowber gathered at the Melba Valley Market and hosted a fingerprinting workshop for the community.Parents brought their kids to the market and they were able to get their kids fingerprinted by the officer. The parents then got to take the fingerprints. In two hours, they had served 68 families in
Parents now have their child’s fingerprints on file, in case they ever come across the need to use them in helping finding or identifying their child.
This report submitted by Melba Scout Pack #241