Troop 26 Scouting for Food

March 14, 2023 and March 18, 2023

Troop 26 recently continued their tradition of collecting and hiking food to the Food Bank. On March 14th, 15 scouts and 5 adults from the Troop went out regardless of the rain to distribute around 150 bags to the community per group. Despite the wet weather, the scouts continued on with enthusiasm and a bit of friendly competition. In my group we had some friendly competition between each other to see who could distribute the most bags in the same amount of time. Ultimately, Diego was able to give out bags much faster than me. It was really fun and fulfilling, and I will definitely be doing it again next year!

On the day of collection, 9 scouts and 3 adults from the Troop set out to collect the food
house-to-house and then hike it to the food bank. The Troop collected a total of 787 pounds of
food, all of which will help those in need in the community. The scouting for food event happens
every year with many troops participating. Each troop gives out bags with information on the
food drive and when the scouts will collect them. There is even friendly competition between
troops to see who can collect the most pounds per scout.

This food drive is an important event for Troop 26, as well as for the community. It provides an opportunity for scouts to give back and help those in need while fostering a sense of community and teamwork. The Scouting for Food food drive helps make a great impact on the community.

By Tarkan Ezal

Posted by Joseph B.

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