Boy scout raises money for class equipment of students with disabilities

OLATHE, Kan. - An honor a boy scout has been working toward all his life is now being used to help those in need.

Scout Joe Pauli, 14, helped raise more than $2,000 for a piece of equipment that helps students with disabilities learn to talk.

Pauli and other scouts helped install the equipment in one of the Lifeskills classrooms at Woodland Elementary in Olathe, Kan.

"I want to help the students succeed and it's just a way, a fun way, to benefit them and complete my project," Pauli said.

"I'm always impressed, especially with somebody Joe's age, you know as young as Joe, to be thinking about the students in my classroom and wanting to help them. I think it's extraordinary," Lifeskills teacher Kendra Bacon said.

The fundraiser was all part of Pauli's project toward making Eagle Scout.

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