North Carolina teen saves local fire department after raising $20k during Eagle Scout project

  • Source: WRAL-TV NBC 5 Raleigh
  • Published: 06/09/2021 12:00 AM

A Tarboro 16-year-old raised more than $22,000 for his local volunteer fire department as part of a project to become an Eagle Scout. If it wasn’t for Will Wooten’s hard work, leaders of the Heartsease Volunteer Fire Department said they wouldn’t be able to fight fires safely. “I was not expecting this at all,” Wooten said. “It’s just a really great thing.” This spring, a service project was all that stood between Wooten and the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest level in the Boy Scouts of America organization. The project would need to make an impact in Wooten’s community, and his father came to him with an idea. “We were kind of thinking about ideas on what to do for the project, and he said Heartsease is really struggling right now,” Wooten said.


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