“Be prepared.”
When used together, these two words are most commonly associated with the Boy Scouts. Thanks to Randy Weber and Whitetails Unlimited (WTU), a local Boy Scout Troop is now better prepared to camp in virtually any weather conditions.
Founded in 1982, Whitetails Unlimited is a national non-profit conservation organization with more than 90,000 members committed to caring for renewable natural resources and the betterment of the white-tailed deer and its environment. Given the organization’s commitment to the environment, supporting the outdoor activities associated with scouting is one way Weber’s Whitetails Unlimited Chapter decided they can make a positive contribution to preserve and protect their local environment.
After contacting Troop 80 Scout Leader Roger Downing, it was decided the Eastern Iowa WTU Chapter would purchase seven four-season tents, valued at nearly $1,800, for the troop’s 14 scouts who range in age from 11-16. The tents will prove useful to the scouts in the various remote locations where they camp, particularly when temperatures drop in the fall and winter.
Weber noted the donations made by Whitetails Unlimited are made possible because of the support received from its members and their local communities. In La Porte City, he expressed his appreciation for the contributions made by Dr. Bob Pipho and Pipho Family Dentistry, and Dave Stueve of Double Lung Archery. For additional information about Whitetails Unlimited, logon to www.whitetailsunlimited.com.