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Scouting for Food is March 26 in Alexandria

Scouts collected more than 37,697 pounds of food across the Northern Lights Council in 2021.

Jackie Peters
Jackie Peters
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ALEXANDRIA — A Scout promises “to help other people at all times.” There is no better way to show Scouting spirit than the annual Scouting for Food drive.

Scouting for Food is the nation’s largest food drive. The goal is to help feed the hungry of our communities. It began as a Scout’s service project in St. Louis in 1985 and was adopted by the National Organization in 1988.This is just one of the ways that Scouting shows their communities the Scouting values of being loyal, helpful, kind and cheerful.

After the Scouts collect the food, they deliver it to local food pantries to help feed people in the local area. Scouts collected more than 37,697 pounds of food across the Northern Lights Council in 2021.

Want to make a donation? Check out one of the donation locations:

  • Pack 416 — Saturday, March 26, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Elden’s Fresh Foods.
  • Pack 418/Troop 418 — Saturday, March 26, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Fleet Farm in Alexandria.
  • Troop 412 — Saturday, March 26, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Cub Foods.

Can't make it to one of the drop-off locations in Alexandria? Gate City Bank will have a box in their lobby to collect donations through the end of March.
If you have a son or daughter interested in Scouts, reach out to Brenda Thomson at 320-760-5605 or find a unit near you by going to beascout.scouting.org and enter your zip code to find a unit near you. You can start Scouts at any age. No prerequisites needed.

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