Cub Scouts host fundraiser for member who lost mother - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

Cub Scouts host fundraiser for member who lost mother

Glenn Barnes (Source: GoFundMe) Glenn Barnes (Source: GoFundMe)
These coupons need to be printed and brought to the Johnny's Pizza House on 4100 Barksdale Blvd in order for a portion of the sales to go back to Barnes' family. (Source: Cub Scout Pack 203) These coupons need to be printed and brought to the Johnny's Pizza House on 4100 Barksdale Blvd in order for a portion of the sales to go back to Barnes' family. (Source: Cub Scout Pack 203)
This fatal rollover wreck on Cornwell Avenue back on May 18th cost the life of Glenn Barnes' mother. (Source: KSLA News 12) This fatal rollover wreck on Cornwell Avenue back on May 18th cost the life of Glenn Barnes' mother. (Source: KSLA News 12)
BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) -

Two Bossier City Cub Scout packs are hosting a fundraiser Tuesday night for the family of a young boy who lost his mother in a car accident last month.

Glenn Barnes, a member of Cub Scout Pack 203, lost his mother Susan Barnes in a rollover wreck in the 1400 block of Cornwell Avenue back on May 18.

Shreveport police officers at the scene of that wreck said Barnes' mother lost control of her vehicle just before 1 p.m. and over-corrected, causing the vehicle to overturn several times.

Officers report Barnes' mother was pinned under her vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Barnes' four-year-old brother was also injured in the rollover but SPD officers credit three neighbor boys with pulling him from the wreckage to safety.

"I.....it's crushing, you know?" Pack 203 Committee Member Robert Gunter said. "It puts you in their shoes. What would it be like if I was an 8-10-year-old and my mother just died in a traffic accident. How do you process that? How do you put that together?"

Now, Pack 203 of Bossier City and Pack 9 of Shreveport are hosting a fundraiser for Barnes' family at the Johnny's Pizza House on 4100 Barksdale Boulevard.

Pack leaders say anyone interested can print a coupon, take it to the restaurant and a portion of all sales will be donated to Barnes' family.

'When we found out about the unfortunate event, we wanted to come together as best we could, as a Scout Family," Said Gunter.

"We embody those values. We embody the Scout Oath. The Scout Law and we want to show that. What kind of leaders would we be if we asked these children to do this but we weren't willing to reflect the exact same principles?"

The fundraiser will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

The den leader of Pack 203 also set up a GoFundMe page to raise funds for the family.

This is a developing story. Check back here for the latest updates and see the full story tonight on KSLA News Now at 4 and KSLA News 12 at 5 and 6.

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