Troop 868 in Action
SCOUTING FOR FOOD
(November 12 & November 19, 2011)

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Scouting for Food is an annual event for many Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts throughout the Lincoln Heritage Council.  The event spans two Saturdays in mid-November.  On the first Saturday, scouts deliver informational flyers to all the homes in an assigned territory.  The following Saturday, they go back to those same neighborhoods to collect donated canned goods and other non-perishable foods, like peanut butter, cereal, rice, pancake mix, and things of that nature.  Troop 868 partners with Cub Scout Pack 868 to cover a huge area that includes nearly half the homes in Shepherdsville.

Two Guys Printing in Shepherdsville once again printed the flyers for us as a community service.  They have done this for several years and we really appreciate their support.

Delivering the flyers doesn't take as long as collecting the food, so we can cover our territory in about 5 hours.  That leaves time on Saturday afternoon to do something fun!  So, after flyer distribution was completed, the combined group ate lunch at the Community Center before heading in different directions.  The Cub Scouts all went roller skating; the Boy Scouts had a choice between roller skating and going to see a movie --- about half chose each option.

For 2011, Troop 868 and Pack 868 divided the we collected between the food pantry program operated by First Baptist Church in Shepherdsville and the food pantry program operated by Trinity Life Center Church, also in Shepherdsville.  The two food programs serve different needs and really don't compete with each other.  Both programs are important to the community.  These two food programs provide the primary food relief for residents of Shepherdsville and the surrounding communities of Brooks, Nichols, and Lebanon Junction.  Many donors really appreciate the fact that their contributions are used to assist local families.

More photos from this year's Scouting for Food drive are posted on Pack 868's website and may be viewed by clicking here.

Troop 868 Senior Patrol Leader Dylan hands a flyer to a resident in one neighborhood and explains the program to her. A group of Pack 868 Cub Scouts enjoying lunch at the Community Center after a morning of handing our flyers.
Boy Scout Noah seems to enjoy some cookies for dessert. Troop Quartermaster Spencer is seated to his left. Boy Scouts Toby (leaning in at left), Brixton, and Adam sat together for lunch.
Troop 868 scouts Chase and Brixton collect in one of several apartment complexes the troop visits. Spencer passed collect groceries through the rear door of the bus to one of the Assistant Scoutmasters.
Boy Scouts were assisted by Webelos, Cub Scouts, and parents from Pack 868 in our collection efforts. Assistant Scoutmaster Mike Canchola accepted a load of groceries for Adam.
Assistant Scoutmasters Tom Jacobs and Mike Canchola tried to keep the food organized in the back of the bus.  A Cub Scouts holds up one of our yard signs as a group gathers together waiting for the bus to pick them up.
Kraig, Spencer, and Toby make the rounds in a neighborhood off Cedar Grove Road.

Pack 868 Cubmaster Steven Frank chats with Toby during a restroom break and unloading stop at the Community Center.  

The sun had set by the time the food was sorted, re-boxed, and delivered to the food pantry at Trinity Life Center church. Adam carried in a box of canned beans.