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Scouts making, donating face shields to local fire departments

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Posted at 3:15 PM, Jul 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-16 00:17:36-04

Local Scouts are making and delivering face shields to fire departments throughout San Luis Obispo County.

On Wednesday, the scouts delivered about 175 face shields to Fire Station 1 in San Luis Obispo.

Parents say the boys and girls, who range in age from 6 to 16, created an assembly line to make the shields, which take about 15-20 minutes each.

"This provides an opportunity for scouts to learn a skill trait, re-enforce with the right message behind it, that it’s done with cheerful service with a smile on their face," said Paul Bradley, District Director for the Los Padres Council Boy Scouts of America.

The scouts have already delivered about 400 of the face shields to hospitals in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties.

Bradley says scout meetings are still taking place virtually during the pandemic.