Troop 868 in Action
SCOUTING FOR FOOD
(November 20, 2010)

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On the second Saturday, Troop 868 and Pack 868 scouts returned to the same neighborhoods we visited the prior Saturday and picked up the food donations.  The food was taken back to the Shepherdsville Community Center where a crew that consisted mostly of Pack moms but also included several of the scouts' older sisters and even a couple of girl friends, sorted, counted, and re-boxed the food for delivery to the food pantry at First Baptist Church.  The sorting and counting makes if much easier and more efficient for the food pantry.

The group took a lunch break at the Community Center and chowed down on pizza and soft drinks --- exactly the fuel needed to keep teenage boys motivated!  Then it was back out into the neighborhoods to continue collecting.  The last area was picked up around 3:30 in the afternoon and the last boxes of food were delivered to the food pantry shortly before 6 PM.

Over the next few days, Scoutmaster Meek received several phone calls from Shepherdsville residents who still wanted to make donations and those were picked up and delivered to the food pantry, also.  All totalled, Pack 868 and Troop 868 collected just over 5,000 pounds of food which represented an increase of about 11% over 2009.  Once again, Shepherdsville residents were extremely generous despite the tough economy.

More phots from this event may be found on Cub Scout Pack 868's website by clicking HERE.

The Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts worked hand-in-hand with each other and learned that community service can be fun. Mr. Jacobs stood in the back door of the bus and accepted bags of food from the scouts.
At the Community Center for a mid-morning restroom break, scouts unloaded the food collected thus far. Nick kindly suggests to enthusiastic Cub Scout Dennis that this particular box may be just a bit too heavy for him to handle.
Having worked hard all morning, scouts and leaders were all ready for pizza when it was time for lunch.  At lunch, poor Gabe was lucky to escape with all 10 fingers having chosen a seat between major eaters Spencer and Dylan!
Mr. Hagerman opened the bus door to help Preston and a Cub Scout load the donations they had picked up from porches. Pack 868 Webelos Devin and Eric both approached the bus carrying bags of canned goods.
Noah and Mr. Brookshire walked together along one street. Preston carried a box of donated canned goods from the bus into the Community Center.
Dylan passes a large box of food thorugh the Community Center doors to Adam as Nick stands ready to assist. Inside the Community Center, our sorting crew was kept busy throughout the day.

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