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Scouting For Food

posted Jan 22, 2014, 2:16 PM by Scout Westview
This Saturday, January 25th, both Troop and Pack 609 will meet at The Westview School at 9 AM -  once everyone has arrived, we will assign each boy a target block (or two) on which to distribute door hangers.  Please be aware that we may be joined by a crew from a local news station, coordinated by the Council.  Let me know as soon as possible if anyone would like to be interviewed if this does come to pass.

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A Cub Scout promises to "give goodwill" and a Boy Scout promises "to help other people at all times." There is no better way to show our Scouting Spirit than by participating in the annual Scouting for Food drive! Now is the time to show our community the Scouting values of being loyal, helpful, kind and cheerful. 

Scouting for Food is scheduled for January 25 and February 1, 2014, when Scouts throughout the Sam Houston Area Council help make a difference to fight hunger. Scouting for Food is the leading service program for Boy Scouts of America and is a part of the national BSA program - Good Turn for America. In partnership with the Houston Food Bank and "Souper Bowl of Caring," this council-wide service project begins Saturday, January 25 as Scouts distribute door hangers in their neighborhoods to announce the upcoming food drive. Scouts return the following Saturday, February 1 to pick up and deliver donations to their local food banks and pantries.

All participating Scouts will receive a 2014 Scouting for Food patch at the March Roundtables.