Boy Scouts helping out with Isaac approaching
POSTED: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 4:59pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 6:45pm
PRAIRIEVILLE, LA (NBC33) — The Boy Scouts from Troop 131 have been through hurricanes before and they wanted to help out because they wanted to make sure that the community makes it safe and sound through this one.
"Gustav taught me a good lesson," says Prairieville resident Bobby Dalton.
Dalton knows the destruction a hurricane can cause. That's why he and his wife are filling sandbags to try and protect their home from Hurricane Isaac. They're not doing it alone though. They're getting a lot of help from the Boy Scouts.
"I think it's fantastic. The last time I was out here I had the Dutchtown wrestling team with me. It's always a good community and they always want to help,” says Dalton.
"We’re filling up sandbags for the people's homes, so they don't flood," says Boy Scout Ethan Simon.
Simon is part of Troop 131 in Prairieville. He and the rest of the Boy Scouts are happy to help, even if they are scared with Isaac not too far away.
"I'm nervous, but it's not stopping me from doing this work for the community," says Simon.
And that sense of community is rubbing off on Dalton.
"I'm gonna go across the street and help my neighbor finish his up and then, ya know, if it's not pouring down rain where we gotta hunker down, I might come out and help some more,” says Dalton.
All in all the people that came out here, including the Boy Scouts, are going to fill up about 150 to 200 sandbags.