NORTH PLATTE, NEB.-- The Guardians of the Children Flat Rock Chapter does everything they can to keep children in our community safe. Monday afternoon, 22 members showed their support in a court case involving sexual assault against a 12-year-old boy.
“We just want to let the perpetrators know that there is somebody out there on the kid’s side,” said Terry Scott, the president of the G.O.C Flat Rock Chapter.
Scott said they are the voice for abused children.
“We’re standing up for these kids we’re not the talkers we are the doers. We are here to empower these kids and help them through these tragic times of child abuse issues in our community,” he said.
Vice President Mark Nickelson, said they bring the child into the G.O.C family. They call it a mock adoption; the child is given a vest and a road name.
“We just bring them into our world and let them know how open it is and just try and change their lives. [We] just let them know that they are loved and that there are a lot of people out there that do love them and [we] just try and make their lives happy again,” said Nichelson.
Monday’s case they’ve been following since the beginning. Nickelson said there is nothing in the world like seeing the child involved come out of their shell.
“To see an individual blossom and come out and trust and just believe in people again. So today, this is another turning point and kind of a closing chapter of what we’ve been doing for over 200 days with this child,” he said.
If you would like to be a part of the Guardians of the Children you can contact Terry Scott via email at RKScott@charter.net.
He says those interested will have to fill out an application and go through an extensive background check. You also have to own or someone in your household has to have access to a motorcycle.
To the right of this article you will find a link to the Guardians of the Children Flat Rock Chapter’s Facebook page.