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The Neligh City Council not only donated to the rejuvenated Cub Scout program, but decided to given even more than what was initially requested.
Kraig Nelson addressed the Neligh City Council about donating money to the newly rejuvenated Cub Scout Pack #167 program in Neligh. He requested $1,250. Instead, the City Council donated $1,500.
Nelson recently took over as Cubmaster for the program and said he's hoping to give it a boost and increase membership.
“I was saddened to see the state of our finances when I took the program over,” Nelson said.
The charter renewal fees are due soon, and the pack did not have enough for those fees.
Nelson asked for a donation through the lottery funds to be able to establish a pack in Neligh again and also a small donation that would help with starter fees.
Nelson asked for $1,000 for charter renewal fees and $250 for start up costs.
The charter fees are based upon how many kids are in the pack and how many adult leaders. This donation would help him until more funds become available, he said.
“We are currently selling popcorn at this time,” Nelson said. “Which is our big fund raiser for the year.”
City Council member Ted Hughes asked, "Will $250 cover the start up fees?"
Nelson replied, "It will help."
Hughes then made a motion to donate $1,500 to the local Cub Scout troop. It was seconded by Leonard Miller and passed unanimously by the City Council.