More than 500 pounds of food was collected by Scouts from local Troop 112 as part of the “Scouting for Food” program. All donated food was stocked in the Fayette County Food Pantry for use by local residents. In addition to food, $200 in donations were collected for the food pantry.
Scouting for Food is an annual event for Scouts BSA in November. On Saturday, Nov. 2, Scouts left fliers on doorsteps in the Storybrook subdivision seeking donations; the Scouts returned the following Saturday to collect the donations. The Fayette County Food Pantry is housed at the First Presbyterian Church, which also sponsors the Troop.
Troop 112 is open to boys 11-18, and is currently recruiting for a girls troop of the same age range. Meetings are Monday evenings, 6:30-8 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church. Younger boys and girls ages K-fifth grade are welcome to join Pack 112, which meets Tuesday evenings 6:30-8 p.m. at the church.