Community Coalition Helps DeKalb Boy Scout Troop


The DCP/SAFE Coalition – DeKalb County Partnership for a Safe, Active, and Family Environment recently donated an enclosed cargo trailer to the DeKalb Boy Scout Troop #33. DCP/SAFE is a community coalition promoting community based prevention, wellness and healthy lifestyles for youth, adults and the community as a whole.

According to Anna Stevens, DCP/SAFE Coalition member, “The trailer had been previously used for various community events promoted through DCP/SAFE. The coalition hasn’t had a need for it in the past couple of years and it was just sitting idle.  When the Boy Scouts approached us about their need for a new trailer we saw it as an opportunity to help the Boy Scouts in a way that directly relates to the mission of DCP/SAFE.”

Boy Scout Troop #33 has been serving boys in the DeKalb area since 1925. They plan to use the trailer for the various events they participate in throughout the year: day trips, service projects, weekend overnights, 4-day mini adventures, summer camp, and high adventure trips.

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Gracie Mott
Grace Mott is an NIU alumni. She began her working career as a Juvenile Probation Officer, then was in charge of the teenage runaways through the DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau. She owned and operated a campground in southern DeKalb County from 1990 to 2000. Since then, she does both sales and fulfillment for DeKalb County Online's parent company, eWorldLinx. eWorldLinx also has made and maintains over 100, mostly local, business websites.