LOCAL NEWS

Boy Scout Delivers Christmas Stockings For New Babies

Dec 10, 2018, 7:53 PM | Updated: 7:55 pm

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.

KSL 5 TV Live

Top Stories

Local News

People attend a candlelight vigil in memory of Tyre Nichols at the Tobey Skate Park on January 26, ...
Simone Seikaly, KSL NewsRadio

Utah safety officials, NAACP, react to death of Tyre Nichols

The Utah Department of Public Safety together with the Salt Lake Branch of the NAACP have called the death of Tyre Nichols a "despicable act of violence and inhumanity."
16 hours ago
A teen girl was hit and killed by a school bus transporting high school students on Friday, Jan. 27...
Eliza Pace

School bus hits and kills 15-year-old girl

A school bus, with students on board, hit and killed a pedestrian at State Street and 8400 South Friday.
16 hours ago
Domestic violence victims...
Matt Rascon

KSL+: Curbing domestic violence at the State Capitol

SALT LAKE CITY — Domestic violence situations can be some of the most difficult for police to respond to and can lead to the most heartbreaking loss for families. This week, we look at how one family’s recent loss has taken them to the state capitol, on a mission to support Senate Bill 117 and […]
16 hours ago
Holding on to their secret and each other, mother and son set out to reclaim their sense of home, i...
LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer

‘A Thousand and One’ wins Sundance grand jury prize

"A Thousand and One," a drama about an impoverished single mother and her son in New York City, won the Sundance Film Festival's grand jury prize in the U.S. dramatic competition, while "Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project" was awarded the top prize in the U.S. documentary category.
16 hours ago
...
Karah Brackin

Geneva Rock faces opposition in request to expand mining at Point of the Mountain Quarry

The conversation continued between Draper City and Geneva Rock about the request to expand mining operations.
16 hours ago
FILE (KSL TV)...
Andrew Adams

Public educators say $42M for voucher program could have been better spent elsewhere

A bill that establishes a student voucher or “scholarship” program while giving public school teachers a raise cleared its final legislative hurdle Thursday as educators continued to raise concerns over the measure.
16 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

Fiber Optical cables connected to an optic ports and Network cables connected to ethernet ports...
Brian Huston, CE and Anthony Perkins, BICSI

Why Every Business Needs a Structured Cabling System

A structured cabling system benefits businesses by giving you faster processing speeds and making your network more efficient and reliable.
notebook with password notes highlighted...
PC Laptops

How to Create Strong Passwords You Can Actually Remember

Learn how you can create strong passwords that are actually easy to remember! In a short time you can create new ones in seconds.
house with for rent sign posted...
Chase Harrington, president and COO of Entrata

Top 5 Reasons You May Want to Consider Apartment Life Over Owning a Home

There are many benefits of renting that can be overshadowed by the allure of buying a home. Here are five reasons why renting might be right for you.
Festive kitchen in Christmas decorations. Christmas dining room....
Lighting Design

6 Holiday Decor Trends to Try in 2022

We've rounded out the top 6 holiday decor trends for 2022 so you can be ahead of the game before you start shopping. 
Happy diverse college or university students are having fun on their graduation day...
BYU MBA at the Marriott School of Business

How to Choose What MBA Program is Right for You: Take this Quiz Before You Apply!

Wondering what MBA program is right for you? Take this quiz before you apply to see if it will help you meet your goals.
Diverse Group of Energetic Professionals Team Meeting in Modern Office: Brainstorming IT Programmer...
Les Olson

Don’t Let a Ransomware Attack Get You Down | Protect Your Workplace Today with Cyber Insurance

Business owners and operators should be on guard to protect their workplace. Cyber insurance can protect you from online attacks.
Boy Scout Delivers Christmas Stockings For New Babies