Two Mount Pleasant scouts selected as 2022 Computers with a Cause recipients

December 14, 2022

Two Mount Pleasant scouts were selected as 2022 Computers with a Cause recipients.  Troop 20 Scoutmaster Chad Neal started the process by recommending scouts Emmett Townsend and Davidson Bendell for consideration.  Both scouts were invited to participate in the application process, and their applications, which detailed community service, academic success, and need for a computers among several other criteria, were well received by the awards committee. The Computers with a Cause application period remains open until December 18, 2022, with awards being made on a rolling basis. Students, Scouts and Organizations are asked to submit applications through the Computers with a Cause website. See for more information.

Computers with a Cause announced that Emmett Townsend and Davidson Bendell were selected for this award during the Christmas Holiday.  The computers were presented at Troop 20’s final meeting of the year. In the spirit of the season, the meeting saw scouts of all levels bringing gifts for the less fortunate to be shared through the Toys for Tots program.

Dr. Bobby Baker, of Computers with a Cause, is also the Vice President of Marketing of the Coastal Carolina Council. Dr. Baker founded Computers with a Cause 6 years ago with his wife, Julie.  In that time, the program has grown and many computers have been presented to students, schools and organizations across the region.

Chris Staubes, President of The Coastal Carolina Council, and an advisory board member of, was present to participate in the ceremony along with Diana DeCarvalho, communications advisor.

Pictured also are large tables filled with gifts for Toys for Tots, brought in by the scouts.  Also, pictured are the scouts and assistant scout masters seated to observe and support the computer presentation to Emmett and Davidson.

Baker said, “This evening is exactly what we want to accomplish at Computers With A Cause.  Giving these hard working and deserving scouts who really could benefit from having their own computer has made my Christmas.  It really warmed my heart with the Senior Patrol Leader, Adam Leon, approached me and offered to do his Eagle Scout Project to benefit CWAC”.