From a submission:
The “Nuclear Panda Patrol” from Boy Scouts Troop 818 at Serra Catholic School in Rancho Santa Margarita have been working since February to plan the first ALS Walk in RSM.
Last February during a Patrol meeting, “Nuclear Panda” Mason Plum came up with a great Service Project idea. He thought it would a good idea to have a walk to support families with the disease ALS.
Mason’s dad died of ALS at the young age of 40, just a few years ago.
The Nuclear Pandas Patrol jumped on the idea to have an ALS Walk to support Mason in memory of his dad. They have worked diligently over the past six months getting approval from the city and SAMLARC and the walk is now in the process of becoming reality.
On Nov. 1, the city of Rancho Santa Margarita will hold the first ALS Walk in it’s history!! It will be held at “Central Park” in the center of town, adjacent to the City Hall and Police Department.
It is a “troop-wide” service project, and Scouts from Troop 818 in Rancho Santa Margarita will be supporting the walk in various capacities from manning the water stations, to helping with parking.
And, you know with raising awareness for ALS there’s got to be an “ice bucket challenge” to promote donations and education of this terrible disease.
The Troop 818 Scouts are challenging other Scouts from all over Orange County to “Take the Challenge” and come out to walk with us on November 1st!! There will be entertainment, food trucks, and lots of fun for all, in addition to supporting a very worthwhile cause.
We are trying to get the information out to the community so people can form teams to walk with us and make donations. The boys have also set up a website at www.ALSWalkRSM.org.
The address for the ALS Walk is:
22232 El Paseo
Rancho Santa Margarita