Scouting for Food to be in collection stage this Saturday in the county

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By The Staff

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts from several units in Bullitt County will be collecting canned goods and other non-perishable food items on Saturday, Nov. 20.

    Scouts walked neighborhoods and distributed informational flyers in may neighborhoods this past Saturday.

    This coming Saturday, scouts will be visiting homes to pickup food donations.  Residents are asked to place items in a grocery bag, box, or sack on their front porches by 9 a.m.

    With over 4,000 homes to visit, scouts will begin collecting at 9 a.m. and work all day.  The boys may not reach some neighborhoods until late afternoon.

    If someone wishes to donate and their home is not visited or somehow missed, donations may be dropped off anytime on Saturday at the Shepherdsville Community Center, 176 Frank E. Simon Avenue.          Donors may also call Troop 868 Scoutmaster Bob Meek (681-4285) or Pack 868 Cubmaster Steven Frank (295-6665) to arrange for scouts to make a special pick-up.

    The SCOUTING FOR FOOD canned goods drive is an annual event for area scouts.

    All donated food collected by Troop 868 is taken to the food pantry at First Baptist Church in Shepherdsville.

    That pantry assists families in Shepherdsville, Brooks, Lebanon Junction, and Nichols.

    Food collected by other scout units may also be taken to First Baptist or to other food pantries in the area where those units operate.

    Some units may also place signs along main roads to increase public awareness and remind folks to donate.

    Cub Scouting is for boys in elementary grades 1 through 5.  Boy Scouting is for boys in middle or high school.  Boys from any school may visit and join any pack or troop of their choosing or transfer to a different unit if the one they initially joined isn’t meeting their expectations.  Boys can join the program any time during the year.  Scoutmaster Meek would be glad to speak with parents interested in learning more about the Scouting program.  He can be contacted at 964-5270.