Before Christmas Merlins scouts had a visit from a Shelterbox representative to explain to us what the charity does and show us the contents of an emergency box. To follow on from this visit the scouts decided to raise some money to support Shelterbox, and they would do this by getting sponsored to spend a night in a cardboard box. They liked this idea because they felt it would give them a small taste of what it would be like to have no home. On a cold night in March 10 scouts managed to do this, and some even slept pretty well!
Some comments from a scout:
“The Shelterbox sleep-in-a-box night was cold and wet but fun. I was certainly glad and grateful to get home and spend the next night at home in my own warm dry bed.”
For more details on Shelterbox visit: http://www.shelterbox.org/