Iowa’s governor is taking steps to honor the Boy Scout who recently moved to Iowa from Nebraska, one of four boys killed in last week’s tornado. Governor Chet Culver has signed a proclamation delcaring an annual “Aaron Eilerts Day of Service and Giving.”
Eilerts, who was 14, was killed June 11th when a tornado tore through the Little Sioux Scout Camp in western Iowa. He was buried Monday in West Point, Nebraska.
Three other Scouts, all from Omaha, were killed; dozens were injured. The “Day of Service” Culver has created will be on February 24th. That was Aaron Eilerts’ birthday.
The governor is encouraging community groups and civic organizations to establish service projects in Eilerts’ name. A website has been established for those who wish post online comments about Eilerts.