By Crystal Thacker
LAFOLLETTE, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – Elijah Lamb began his Eagle Scout project in late March of 2021. He chose to host a drive to raise much needed supplies for the Campbell County Animal Shelter, due to his love of animals.
Working diligently for five months, he successfully raised more than $1,500 in food, blankets, towels, and cleaning supplies for the shelter. During which he communicated with local businesses for drop off locations and advertisement, organized a storage unit to hold the supplies, and acquired a bank account for monetary donations. While working on his project, he faced many challenges such as, social distancing, COVID-19 restrictions, inclement weather, and scheduling conflicts. “Overcoming these obstacles has been a great learning experience,” Lamb said.
Elijah is currently a Life Scout in Boy Scout Troop 310 of LaFollette. He is also a brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow, a full-time student at Campbell County High School and was recently promoted to part-time produce associate at Food Lion. He is supported by his mom Angela Lamb, dad Kenny Lamb and uncle Cameron Jones, multiple family members, and his fellow scouts and leaders.
Elijah would like to say a special thank you to David Young at Prestige Cleaners, Codi Provins at Ayers Real Estate, Lowes, Peoples Bank of the South, and Troop 310 for their support.
“We are so proud of you Elijah and we are blessed to be a part of your journey,” said Crystal Thacker. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/11/2021-6AM)