A local scout is asking the public for help collecting teddy bears this weekend in Lapeer.

Nick Bagadinski is working towards his Eagle rank, and in order to achieve this goal, he is collecting teddy bears for the Lapeer County Sheriff's Department and fire personnel. The new teddy bears will be given to children involved in traumatic situations.

Nick will be collecting the teddy bears this Saturday, August 19th from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the northwest corner of Nepessing and Pine. Thanks in advance for your donations.