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A Cub Scout from Pack 34 plays with a child Saturday at the Aikeikai Orphanage in Machida, Japan. About 35 scouts and their parents from Camp Zama donated 1,000 pounds of baby and children’s items.
A Cub Scout from Pack 34 plays with a child Saturday at the Aikeikai Orphanage in Machida, Japan. About 35 scouts and their parents from Camp Zama donated 1,000 pounds of baby and children’s items. (Courtesy of Scout Pack 34)

CAMP ZAMA, Japan — About 35 Cub Scouts from Camp Zama’s Pack 34 and their parents boarded buses Sunday to donate baby goods to Aikeikai Orphanage in the neighboring town of Machida.

The scouts braved the cold for hours last month outside the Sagamihara Housing Area’s commissary to collect baby items, food and $130 in cash from base residents.

Loaded with 1,000 pounds of diapers, clothes and baby food, the scouts visited the orphanage Sunday and gave away the donations.

The youngsters then had a rip-roaring playtime with the orphanage’s children — 46 infants and youngsters up to 3-years-old.

Zama’s Pack 34 has 60 members between 6 to 12 years old. The pack’s donations to the orphanage has become an annual tradition.

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