Scouts on food drivePublished 8:57pm Tuesday, February 19, 2013
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Scouting for Food, the largest one-day food drive in the Boy Scouts of America, has been taking place for close to 25 years. Each year, Scouts provide this service to help local charities fulfill the needs of local families. In the Blackbeard District, a total of 30 Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and adults from Pack/Troop 99, Washington, participated in the yearly “Good Turn” for America.
Door tags asking for nonperishable food items were put out Feb. 2 in neighborhoods around Washington, with the Scouts returning on Feb. 9 to pick up items that had been left out in shopping bags.
The 991 pounds of food items that Scouts collected will benefit Eagle’s Wings, the largest food pantry in Beaufort County.
First United Methodist Church is the chartering organization for Pack 99 under the leadership of Cubmaster Robbie King and Troop 99 led by Scoutmaster Dal Newbold.
Pictured are some of the eager Scouts who went door to door (with the help of their parents and adult leaders) to pick up the food donations: Tiger Cub Drew Cox and Tiger Cub Spencer Allen.