Thank you Boy ScoutsPublished 5:53pm Wednesday, November 6, 2013
The holiday season is here again and it’s time for everyone to turn to their attention to the less fortunate.
The Boy Scouts of America are getting the holiday season started right this weekend with their annual “Scouting for Food” event.
Residents of Selma and Dallas County are invited to fill shopping bags with canned goods and set those bags by their mailboxes early Saturday.
Teams of Scouts will spread out around the county beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday to pick up all of the donations, which will be given to the Salvation Army.
Not only will your donation help those less fortunate, but also, Boy Scouts District Executive Leith Wilson said the donation drive will teach the Boy Scouts several valuable lessons.
“It teaches the boys there are people who are less fortunate, who don’t have enough food,” Wilson said. “It is helping them to understand the need to help.”
This is the 25th year that the Tukabatchee Area Council of the Boys Scouts of America has organized the food drive, and Scout Executive Bill Morgan told the Times-Journal this week that the results have been pretty impressive over the years.
“Over the period of time, we have averaged more than 25,000 pounds of food each year in the 14 counties where we do this particular drive,” Morgan said.
Morgan said that the goal for this year is to collect 20,000 pounds of food over the 14 counties.
But this should be the year residents of Selma and Dallas County, who have the means, go even further than in years past, and give even more than before.
A few dollars of canned goods can mean so much to someone who doesn’t have the ability to keep their plate full. And with the Boy Scouts collecting the donations, we don’t have to go any further than our mail box to help them this holiday season.