Scouting for Food collection set for Saturday

Area Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts will be participating in the annual Scouting for Food collection Saturday morning from 8:00 until noon at area Harps stores.

The Scouting for Food drive is designed to help support the local food pantries in the 17 Northwest, North and West Central Arkansas counties of the Westark Area Council Boy Scouts of America. Recipients of the collected food will vary from area churches and rescue missions.

Kevin Campbell, Troop 156 - Mountain Home Scoutmaster, says 100 percent of the food collected in Mountain Home will stay in this community to help neighbors.

Harps has partnered with area Cub Scouts who will be in front of the original Harps location for the collection effort. Area Boy Scouts will be at the new Harps store on Hwy 62/412W at the intersection with the Sheid-Hopper Bypass.

Scouts distributed donation bags to neighborhoods last Saturday. After they finish collections at the two Harps locations Saturday, they will return to neighborhoods to pick up the filled bags.

The 2018 Scouting for Food effort coincides with and celebrates the 108th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America and is also designed to help replenish food pantries in this region depleted from the holidays.

In the Law of the Pack, a Cub Scout gives good will and in the Boy Scout Promise, a Boy Scout promises to help other people at all times. Scouting’s slogan has always been “Do a Good Turn Daily.” This effort also helps scouts to fulfill that principle. By participating in a Scouting for Food program, scouts come a step closer to fulfilling these words.

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