Boy Scout Delivers Christmas Stockings For New Babies
RIVERTON, Utah – During a magical time of the year, delivering a baby at Riverton Hospital feels even more memorable thanks to a Boy Scout working toward the rank of Eagle.
“We cut out all the red and the white, and then sewed the red and then sewed the white and then sewed them together,” said Jackson Bond, a 15-year-old candidate for the Eagle Scout award.
Bond has been making the stockings for weeks – not for candy, but for brand new babies, so each family will go home with their own bundle of joy.
Officials at Riverton Hospital expected they will deliver 135 babies in the month of December, and so that was a lot of cutting and sewing for Jackson.
“I thought about the families who would be receiving them and how at every year at Christmas when they get out their Christmas decorations and see that stocking they can remember how their child was born or how they were born and it would be special to them,” Bond added.
Jackson knows, because there is a special stocking in the Bond home.
His sister Brooklyn was born in the month of December, 13 years ago and she too went home in a Christmas stocking, which is part of the family’s Christmas decorations.
“I just like thinking I was that small and I could fit in it,” Brooklyn said.
Jackson followed the hospital’s pattern and with help from family, friends and neighbors they put together an assembly line to make the 135 stockings in time for babies to be born during the Christmas season.
He believes he received more than he gave, by creating Christmas memories, that will last a lifetime
“I learned that service is a good thing and I learned a lot and it can help everyone remember things and do good at this time of year,” he added.
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