Cherokee Boy Scout Troop 107 will be conducting their annual 'Scouting for Food' drive this Saturday, May 1.
The scouts spent last Saturday going door-to-door in Cherokee hanging up 1500 door hangers as reminders of the upcoming event. Thy ask that people please have their donations placed on your porch or steps- in plain sight- by 9 a.m. for the scouts to pick them up.
In 2009, with the combined effort of Cub Scout Pack 107, these scouts collected no less than one ton of food for Cherokee's local food pantry at Mid-Sioux Opportunity, which at the time was completely empty. In 2010, with the community's help, these scouts hope to meet and even exceed last year's record collection.
As food insecurity rises among our communities' families, the 2010 Scouting for Food Drive is an integral part of helping people in need. Many people in our country and even in our own community sometimes have to choose between paying for food and paying for utilities, according to a Hunger in America study.
Scouts participate in Scouting for Food to fulfill their oath to "Help other people at all times." Scouting promotes community involvement and emphasizes youth helping other youth.
As the Boy Scouts of America celebrate their 100th anniversary in 2010, they are looking to help make a bigger positive impact on their communities. With the continued kindness and support of the people in Cherokee, Boy Scout Troop 107 will be a part of that positive impact.