Service – noun. 1. the action of helping or doing work for someone.

In thirty minutes I ordered ten gifts on Amazon, a new record. Selected, packaged and shipped to be opened without ever passing through my hands. If that doesn’t say Christmas spirit I don’t know what does? I always start the season with the best of intentions, to buy all my loved ones thoughtfully chosen gifts, but time runs short and sentiment turns to materialism.

This holiday season Lucas’ Cub Scout den volunteered to help Cornerstones organize gifts to be delivered to area families. The boys ooh-ed and ahh-ed over the Xbox One some lucky boy was receiving and at one point the office chairs became merry-go-rounds. There was plenty of horseplay but there was also a lot of focus and diligence as we efficiently completed our project. The boys will remember they did something together, they had fun and countless Christmas gifts passed through their hands.