TUSCALOOSA, Ala., Sept. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Almost 100 Scouts along with leaders and parents came to the Great American Trucking Show to earn their Truck Transportation and Traffic Safety Merit badges. They also toured the booths to learn more about the trucking industry. Please go to the link below to see the pictures of the event on Saturday August 27, 2016 in Dallas, TX. They received hats from Truckstop.com and Freightliner Run Smart along with lunch and other products while visiting exhibitors.
"This is an important event for Trucker Buddy to host because the Scouts learn about the trucking industry and learn about being a safe driver for the future. Matt Slovack a driver for Hummer Trucking always does a great job of teaching the merit badge classes while using his experience as a driver to give the Scouts a unique view of presenting the information. I feel these help save lives of Scouts each year," says Randy Schwartzenburg – Executive Director.
Trucker Buddy International
Trucker Buddy International, an independent, non-profit 501(c) (3) organization, often called the number one trucking image campaign in North America, helps educate schoolchildren and introduces educators to the trucking industry. This gives them the world through the eyes of a professional truck driver. The Trucker Buddy program helps to educate and mentor schoolchildren via a pen pal relationship between professional truck drivers and Grades K-8 students supervised by their teachers.
After an extensive screening process, the professional truck drivers are matched with a class and are directed by a teacher. Drivers share news about their travels with their assigned class while students write letters and send pictures to their classroom driver. Students' skills in reading, writing, geography, mathematics, social studies and history are enhanced and learning is made fun.
Since 1992, Trucker Buddy International has helped educate over a million schoolchildren and introduced them to caring, compassionate men and women, professional truck drivers. The on-going success of the program is due to driver volunteers, participating teachers and the contributions of sponsors. There is no cost to the drivers or teachers to participate in the program. The Trucker Buddy program is funded entirely by sponsorships and donations. If you would like to make a donation, click here.
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