Troop 868 in Action

SCOUTING FOR FOOD (November 2004)

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Again in 2004, Troop 868 partnered with Cub Scout Pack 848 to cover a number of neighborhoods in and around Shepherdsville.  Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts teamed up to walk our assigned territory on Saturday, November 13 placing informational flyers about the Scouting for Food program on the front door of each residence.  Then, on Saturday, November 20, scouts from the two units teamed up to re-visit these homes and collect donations of canned goods and other non-perishable groceries (such as cereal, cake mixes, and macaroni).  Scouts and scout parents worked from 9 AM until dark collecting donated food.

All the food was then taken to the Community Action Agency in Shepherdsville where scouts helped sort and count it.  The food will be used during the coming year to prepare food baskets for families in need.  The food pantry at the CAA receives donations from several local churches throughout the year, but the annual Scouting for Food collection accounts for a major portion of the annual supply and is vital to the operation of the emergency food program.

The residents of Shepherdsville were once again very generous.  For 2004, Cub Pack 848 and Boy Scout Troop 868 jointly collected 3,028 pounds of food.

Cub Scout Dennis and Boy Scouts Trey and Tim worked together to collect food donations in one neighborhood. Scouts handed sacks of donated food to Assistant Scoutmaster Davis who stacked it in the cargo area of the troop bus.
Justin and another scout pass a large bag of food to Mr. Davis. Joe and Dave collected food in the Bratcher Estates neighborhood.
Scoutmaster Meek lends a hand loading food. Cub Scout Dennis carried a box of corn flakes that didn't quite fit in a bag.
Cub Scout Nolan has just about all he can carry. Philip displays a sizeable quantify of food he collected from a single court in one neighborhood.
During a restroom stop, Justin loads food that the Cub had collected from the streets surrounding St. Aloysius. Tim passes food up to Assistant Scoutmaster Davis.
At the Community Action Agency, Boy Scouts and one hardy Cub helped to sort and count the food that they had collected.