Scouts deposit 653 pounds in food bank

We love reporting on the good deeds kids do. And our “humorous photo of the week” is also contained herein (below) …

While “Scouting for Food” the Cub Scouts of Pack 64 brave sleet and snow while gather hundreds of pound of food for the Oregon Food Bank.

Story and photos by David F. Ashton
Many people recall that a couple of weeks ago, Scouts were combing neighborhoods on a selfless field maneuver – collecting food for the needy.

The Cub Scouts of Pack 64 – a group of youngsters from several inner SE Portland neighborhoods – brave freezing temperatures and snow flurries as they trudge door-to door on this gray morning.

“We’re collecting canned food and non-perishable for the Oregon Food Bank,” reports their Cubmaster, Tom Armstrong. “Our food drive is one of our major the community service Scouting projects.”

Their diligent efforts pay off: By mid morning, the 20 Cub Scouts have amassed 653 pounds of food. Asked if they want to say anything to readers of THE BEE who contributed to their food drive, they say, “Thank you for helping!”

Humorous Photo of the Week

It looks like one of these scouts is REALLY scouting out a snack!

© 2007 David F. Ashton ~ East Portland News Service

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