One First Class Scout celebrated the BSA’s 100th anniversary by battling malaria. Nathaniel Stafford, 12, put together Trek 4 Nets, a 100-mile hike through five North Carolina counties. Trek 4 Nets benefits Northing But Nets, a global grassroots malaria prevention campaign that provides mosquito nets to families in Africa.
Nathaniel’s hike began on Feb. 22, which is also Scouting founder Lord Baden-Powell’s birthday. He finished the journey March 2 in Fayetteville, N.C.
While Nathaniel has already collected hundreds of dollars, he won’t stop until he’s raised enough to purchase 1,000 nets. Click here to get involved.