Saturday was a wet, rainy day but the the Boy Scouts were eager and enthusiastic for their annual Scouting For Food drive in conjunction with the Knights of Columbus and Neighbor to Neighbor who run a food pantry.
There were Scouts at two locations: Cos Cob Fire House and the Public Safety Complex, where in their downtime the Scouts got to see inside the station, including the processing and cell block area.
A highlight of the morning was a visit from Greenwich First Selectman Fred Camillo and his dog Reagan.
At the close of the food drive, Police Chief Jim Heavey, who is the Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 35, distributed the “Scouting for Food” badges the boys earned.
With more than 130 Merit Badges available—from Archery and Art to Welding and Wilderness Survival— Scouting turns doing into learning. Scouts explore their interests and improve their skills while working toward Scouting’s highest rank: Eagle.
There are many reasons to join Scouting. The life lessons learned in Scouting form a foundation to embrace opportunity and overcome obstacles in life.
- A fun and safe environment to learn and grow while developing interests and skills
- Character building and development centered around good morals and values
- The chance to learn life skills that help Scouts be successful adults and contributing members of society
- Exciting outdoor experiences kids love like hiking, camping, mountain biking, and more
Information on joining Scouting here.