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“Scouting for Food” service project

As part of the “Scouting for Food” program of the Baltimore Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Family Cub Scout Pack 1067, of Essex and Middle River, spent the week of March 13 collecting healthy food for families in need.

The small group of seven cub scouts collected 650 pounds of nutritious food. Each of the scouts hung cards at neighborhood homes at the start of the week asking neighbors to leave bags of food for them to pick up at the end of the week. The scouts also used social media to ask for donations, and this effort proved very successful.

Members of American Legion Essex Post 148, the pack’s charter organization, and guests, also donated food for the pantry. Additionally, the pack received cash donations, which were used to purchase food for local food banks.

People are welcome to donate food throughout the year, and the pack will make sure the food reaches families in need. The cub scouts plan to organize other food drives throughout the year to help their hungry neighbors.

Cub Scout Pack 1067 is very inclusive and accepts youth from kindergarten through fifth grade. The pack meets at 6 p.m. on Sunday evenings at the American Legion Hall. Anyone interested in joining should call 443-326-7085 or 443-255-9253, email, or stop by on a Sunday evening. Please contact the pack before visiting in case the scouts are on an outing.

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