Cub Scouts say thank you

By Rebecca Ullrich

Thursday, July 02, 2020

cub scout thank you note
GRATITUDE IN ACTION — When COVID-19 caused statewide stay-at-home orders, an Albuquerque-area Cub Scout pack got creative with their community service project, writing thank-you notes to Sandia scientists who are working to understand and address the disease. (Images courtesy of Mark Dietrich)

The Cub Scouts are grateful to you, Sandia scientists and engineers, for all that you are doing to protect us from COVID-19.

Sandian Mark Dietrich is an assistant Cubmaster for a pack of Cub Scouts in the Albuquerque area. As the pandemic flared through the United States and New Mexico entered a stay-at-home period, the pack had to adapt their service projects. They had planned to get together to plant trees for the community. Instead, they decided to serve their community by expressing gratitude.

cub scout thank you note

From their homes, the Cub Scouts wrote thank-you notes to firefighters, doctors, nurses, police officers, military personnel, scientists and others helping confront and solve the problems created by this new disease. Their list included the Sandia scientists and engineers who are working on multiple projects to understand and address the COVID-19 threat.

cub scout thank you note

Since Mark works at Sandia, he volunteered to find a way to share the notes with all of you. Sophia, Aidan, Grey and Adrian thank you for all of your hard work, for “testing stuff” and for serving the country. Keep on doing smart things, Sandia — the youth of America are counting on you!

cub scout thank you note