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Belton Boy Scouts brave freezing cold weather to camp outside for a cause

Posted at 9:49 PM, Nov 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-09 23:21:20-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Despite freezing temperatures, a dozen scouts in Belton are braving cold temperatures and wind to camp outside. 

The "cardboard campout" is aimed at teaching the scouts about homelessness. 

"If you can brave the elements, you can do anything in life," said Tyler Cook, one of the oldest scouts. 

The boys helped one another to build makeshift homes out of cardboard boxes. The cardboard helps as an insulator. Nails help the cardboard boxes from flying away. 

"I think this might be the coldest [campout]," said Dakota Bardwell, a scout. 

Every scout camping received a new sleeping bag from Coleman. The Scout Master and other adults will help monitor the kids to keep them safe as the temperatures dip. 

In addition to camping, the boys are collecting household items and non-perishable food donations for Heart N Hand. 

"It makes me feel real good," said Cook.