Scouts lend local food pantries a helping hand, plus more positive news in Scouting this week


In Rochester, New York, local food pantries are seeing a 120% increase in visits over the past three years. To help, Scouts from the area have gathered, sorted and distributed supplies to local organizations. Scoutmaster Peter Scribner highlighted the benefits for Scouts, including teamwork and community involvement.

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Texoma Scout works to preserve community history 

Joseph Dornstadter, a soon-to-be Eagle Scout from Grayson County in Denison, Texas, is leading a project to preserve local history by restoring historical markers in Denison. With more than a decade of Scouting experience, Joseph views this endeavor as an opportunity to educate the community about its heritage. The restoration project focuses on 11 markers and will require 100 to 150 person-hours. Once restored, these markers will continue to serve as educational resources for the community.

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Eagle Scout builds beds for Bristol Animal Shelter

Adam Kruger, a high school senior and aspiring Eagle Scout, undertook a community service project to provide new beds for Bristol Animal Control in Bristol, Connecticut. Adam and his team constructed 12 dog beds — surpassing the original request for 10 — using PVC piping and vinyl-coated polyester. Each bed took approximately 20 minutes to build, totaling around four hours of labor for the team.

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Sheniece Chappell is an associate editor of Scout Life and Scouting magazines.