Boy Scout finds $800 in wallet and pr...

Boy Scout finds $800 in wallet and promptly returns it

There are 49 comments on the Newsday story from Apr 30, 2008, titled Boy Scout finds $800 in wallet and promptly returns it. In it, Newsday reports that:

DORR, Mich. - When an 11-year-old Boy Scout found someone's wallet with $800 inside, he understood what the person who lost it was going through.

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Eagle Scout

Downers Grove, IL

#1 Apr 30, 2008
This is not news, this is what Scouts do.
Professor Guapo

Rosedale, NY

#2 Apr 30, 2008
what a fool this kid is
Scouter

Chicago, IL

#3 May 1, 2008
Thanks for printing a feel good story

“Boldly going nowhere...”

Since: Oct 07

Newport News, VA

#4 May 1, 2008
Good for him. Nice to know that there are still some morals and values being taught in the home.
Talawad Kalabi Asid Sahib

Wilmington, NC

#5 May 1, 2008
There's still hope for America.
Jeff H

New Britain, CT

#6 May 1, 2008
One time, when I was about 16, delivering newspapers on my route, I found a wallet. I returned it to the rightful owner with everything I found in it, and he called the cops on me, said i stole it and took his cash. Made the papers (that i delevered), too.

Karma got the dooooooshbag a few months later, when he fell asleep drunk with a lit cigarette, and burned his house down while he was still in it. Nobody went to his funeral.
Not from LI

Plano, TX

#7 May 1, 2008
Well done, young man. You make the Scouts proud.
bill

Virginia Beach, VA

#8 May 1, 2008
Professor Guapo wrote:
what a fool this kid is
ha
sober eddie

Bethlehem, PA

#9 May 1, 2008
The law of KARMA sez: take out 45 bucks, act dumb and see what happens.?? If the guy does'nt give the kid a reward, at least he's even...

“low tolerance for stupid”

Since: Apr 08

Hampton VA

#10 May 1, 2008
When we see articles about kids stealing, shooting each other, or getting arrested we are told that they are good kids that made a mistake.
Is this an example of a bad kid that made a mistake? Or is this an example of what good kids really do? I believe it is the latter.
Maybe others will learn from him.
Now Ive Seen It All

Massapequa, NY

#11 May 1, 2008
Someone who looses a wallet with 8 bills in it doesn't dserve it back. I know from expeience. Ten years ago or so at about 9:30pm, I was running into a pizaria on Jericho in NHP and as I crossed saw a wallet siting in the middle of the road. I picked it up and saw from the ID (Drivers lic) that the guy, about 70, lived in NHP but I wasn't that familiar with the side streets. I asked in the pizza place (w/o ordering, mind you) where the street was and drove over there. When I rang the bell, this big fat woman answers the door after taking about 2 full minutes to get to the door and yells "What the ffuyck do you want! Who the ffyuck are YOU?" I tell her what happened, she turns around and yells to someone in the house "This ffyuckinn' ayzzwhole found your wallet you ffyuckin' moron" She turns back to me and says "You better not have taken anything dyckhead" and slams the door.
Lesson learned. I'll never do that again.
Willy Wonka

Moodus, CT

#12 May 1, 2008
Now here is a kid that a parent can be proud of. It is a shame when people think it is all right to be a thief and keep the money.

“low tolerance for stupid”

Since: Apr 08

Hampton VA

#13 May 1, 2008
Now Ive Seen It All wrote:
Someone who looses a wallet with 8 bills in it doesn't dserve it back. I know from expeience. Ten years ago or so at about 9:30pm, I was running into a pizaria on Jericho in NHP and as I crossed saw a wallet siting in the middle of the road. I picked it up and saw from the ID (Drivers lic) that the guy, about 70, lived in NHP but I wasn't that familiar with the side streets. I asked in the pizza place (w/o ordering, mind you) where the street was and drove over there. When I rang the bell, this big fat woman answers the door after taking about 2 full minutes to get to the door and yells "What the ffuyck do you want! Who the ffyuck are YOU?" I tell her what happened, she turns around and yells to someone in the house "This ffyuckinn' ayzzwhole found your wallet you ffyuckin' moron" She turns back to me and says "You better not have taken anything dyckhead" and slams the door.
Lesson learned. I'll never do that again.
The world is full of a**holes. At least you aren't one of them.
Dave

Clinton, OH

#14 May 1, 2008
Proud of you & God Bless You
Ron Zoni

Brooklyn, NY

#15 May 1, 2008
Hampton Handyman wrote:
When we see articles about kids stealing, shooting each other, or getting arrested we are told that they are good kids that made a mistake.
Is this an example of a bad kid that made a mistake? Or is this an example of what good kids really do? I believe it is the latter.
Maybe others will learn from him.
You’ve got it right. This is what good kids do. The ones who get into trouble doing bad things are just that, troubled and bad.

I’ll bet this kid is well mannered, well spoken and respectful to others. A nice comparison to the majority of self-centered punks drinking/doing drugs and then crashing daddy‘s new car.
Just Saying

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#16 May 1, 2008
Scouting is a great program for kids. Unfortunately, it has come under attack from the left because it stands for traditional American values and morals.

A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent.

I still remember the Scout Law and Oath more than 40 years after I became a Boy Scout. These are good values for any young person to follow, and helps them mature into productive and law-abiding members of society.

This Scout did the right thing, and we should all be proud of him. Unfortunately, the fact that this even made the press speaks volumes about our society today, because this behavior should be the rule, rather than the exception.
Jake

Waterbury, CT

#17 May 2, 2008
Just Saying wrote:
Scouting is a great program for kids. Unfortunately, it has come under attack from the left because it stands for traditional American values and morals.
A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent.
I still remember the Scout Law and Oath more than 40 years after I became a Boy Scout. These are good values for any young person to follow, and helps them mature into productive and law-abiding members of society.
This Scout did the right thing, and we should all be proud of him. Unfortunately, the fact that this even made the press speaks volumes about our society today, because this behavior should be the rule, rather than the exception.
This post says it all, Well said, Thank you.
George M

Medford, NY

#18 May 2, 2008
Was the kid caucasion?
hampton family guy

Virginia Beach, VA

#19 May 2, 2008
George M wrote:
Was the kid caucasion?
Who cares?!?!
Sound Reasoning

Allentown, PA

#20 May 2, 2008
A "20-year-old Burger King manager" who walks around with $800 in their wallet?

Doesn't that strike anyone else as a bit odd?

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