Historian Post – Scouting for Food

By Alex Randall

Scouting for food is an event where the local Boy Scout troops go out and gather food from the community to donate to the food bank. On Tuesday the 10th of March, troop 26 went out to drop off bags for people to donate food in the first part of this trip. We conducted the drop off before the meeting and pizzas were provided after. The final stage of this activity consisted of picking up any bags filled with food on March 14 Saturday morning.

After the troop collected the bags we headed back to the church to put all of the food in our backpacks in order to hike the food to the food bank. Once we got to the food bank we emptied our bags of food into a container to get weighed. However, there was no scale this year which is different compared to other years where the grand total of the amount of food was weighed and was a competition between other troops. This year there was less food donated this year compared to other years past. We suspect the coronavirus is too blame to the shortage of food being donated due to a shortage of non-perishable foods in stores. This trip consisted of 14 scouts being Keenan B, Thomas and Charlie E, Jay Miller, Evan P, Aiden P, Jaxon P, Jonathan R, Sam S, Alex R, Jonathan W, Cash Williams, and Duke.

Don’t Stop Here

More To Explore

Voice of Experience (July 2024)

T-26  Newsletter July, 2024 (The Voice of Experience)   Bears: Smart, Motivated, Relentless Black bears, particularly those in the Sierra Nevada, have become “habituated” to human food. That means once

The Voice of Experience (June)

T-26 Newsletter June, 2024 Hiking the Trail General advice and sound tips for the novice in us all. Lace up and load up at home, before hitting the trail, put

Voice of Experience (March)

Blisters The Cure: Catch the hot spot before it’s too late. Heavy all-leather waffle stompers may have gone the way of the dodo bird, but blisters, alas, have not. Friction,

The Voice of Experience (May)

T-26 Newsletter May, 2024 Ease the Itch People who fill their packs with over-the-counter meds for poison oak almost universally report the same conclusion: “They Don’t Work” including Benadryl. You’re

The Voice of Experience (April)

T-26 Newsletter April, 24 Body Tune-Ups Orthopedic surgeons know all about, “runner’s knee”and, “biker’s wrist,” but hey have few, if any labels for backpacking-specific maladies. That’s because ours is a

The Voice of Experience (Febuary)

Cold Weather Camping Three Ways to Lose Body Heat 1. Radiation: The emission of body heat, especially from skin areas exposed to the elements. 2. Conduction: The absorption of cold