Scout troop hopes to brighten up Marines’ Christmas with greeting cards

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Featured Image: Courtesy of Boy Scout Troop 12

Staff report

San Juan Capistrano Scout Troop 12 has started a special holiday project called “Operation Christmas Card” for the 3/5 Dark Horse Battalion at Camp Pendleton.

“Scouts go out and ask kids, college students, moms and dads, workers, and grandparents to write a quick note of thanks and wish the Marine who receives the card a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.” , said a press release. “Some actually draw pictures and write witty poems.”

In cooperation with stores, restaurants and cafes, Troop 12 also offers food coupons and gift cards for Marines.

“We still need a lot of help with gift cards,” the press release read. “Troop 12 asks if anyone would like to help, make a Christmas card and stick a gift card on it and drop it off at Capistrano Valley Christian School at 32032 Del Obispo Street in San Juan Capistrano.”

Troop 12 hopes to deliver the maps to the Marines by the first week of December.

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