Two of the victims in the Sandy Hook shooting were Boy Scouts and a troop in Waterford is sending their condolences.

CREATED Dec. 21, 2012

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Two of the victims in the Sandy Hook shooting were Boy Scouts and a troop in Waterford is sending their condolences.

When scouts in Waterford heard about what happened in Sandy Hook, they wanted to help. It’s a tall order, espeically when they're so far away. But these young guys put on their thinking caps, and did what they do best -- step up to the plate and serve.

Alex Clarksen: "We just wanted to help and show that we could raise money for them."

About a dozen boys pulled what they could out of their pockets and they're sending a check for $54 to pack 170, who lost their littlest members that day. But it's about more than just money.

Dan Gross, Cub Master, Pack 323: "They get to role model after the other kids and that's lost and that's hard and being able to talk to them about it, just imagining yourself in that position is tough.”

So these guys are also sending a card and one of their patches to be part of a memorial. Because even though they're a thousand miles away, the families are here in their hearts.

John Dziubinski: "You can be doing small things but it can be a huge impact on other people."

The boys are trying to get a network going on Facebook to get other troops to send letters and patches of their own.