Do not be shocked if you find Cub Scouts and Scouts USA members running from door to door in your neighborhood this weekend. They will be dropping off hangers reminding you to put out some non-perishable items for the Bay-Lakes Council’s annual Scouting for Food Drive on April 9th. Thousands of pounds of food are collected every year as a part of the event, which gets distributed to local pantries in each community. Dennis LeGrave is one of the leaders of the Cub Scout Pack and Scouts USA Troop based out of the Luxemburg Sportsman Club and says how vital Scouting for Food is for the Marv Bins Food Pantry located at Holy Trinity Church in Casco.
Different units measure their collections in different ways. Last year, Troop 1042 and Pack 4042 in Luxemburg collected over 3,100 items, while Pack 4112 and Troop 1019 from Algoma collected 1120 pounds of food during its Scouting of Food Drive. Voyageur District, which covers Door and Kewaunee Counties as a part of Bay-Lakes Council, collected 85,000 pounds of food at Lambeau Field. LeGrave says for his units the goal is 5,000 items.
Picture courtesy of April LeGrave