Boy Scouts Boston Minuteman Council
Red Sox right-fielder Shane Victorino gave a group of Boston-area Boy Scouts a special experience recently as his guests at a Sox game.
Victorino invited the scouts, most of them participants in the Minuteman Council’s ScoutReach initiative for inner-city boys, through the annual Flyin’ Hawaiian All-Stars Charity Ticket Program organized by his Shane Victorino Foundation, the Boy Scouts of America’s Boston Minuteman Council said in a statement.
Several of the boys who participated are members of East Boston’s Pack 99, it said, including Max McHugh, Lando Donovan, and Peter Greico.
A native of Hawaii, Victorino and his wife Melissa established the foundation in 2010 to promote opportunities for underserved youth around the country through recreational, educational, and wellness programs in Boston, Philadelphia, and Las Vegas, the council said.
In Boston, the foundation hosts the Flyin’ Hawaiian program to provide local youth groups — such as the Boy Scouts — a chance to enjoy a day at Fenway Park that they might otherwise be unable to have, the council said.
The Boston Minuteman Council launched the ScoutReach program in an effort to revive scouting in the city’s urban neighborhoods, where its programs can benefit boys in the greatest need of positive activities, it said.