Scouting has been a part of Vance Memorial Presbyterian Church since 1917, and over the next few weeks, Cub Scout Pack 6 continues its pledge to give back to their sponsor as they have over many years.
As a requirement for rank advancement in community service, over 50 Cub Scouts and their parents will be collecting non-perishable food items at three times for Vance Memorial Presbyterian Church’s food pantry, which serves residents from across Ohio County.
They plan to showcase their theme, “Racing to Beat Hunger” by having a children’s racecar present to stuff and pack donations around.
People are encouraged to bring their donations to one of two locations at various times to get their picture with the race car. The times and locations to drop off donations are:
- Tuesday, July 3, 4-7 p.m., Warwood Farmers Market
- Tuesday, July 10, 4-7 p.m., Warwood Farmers Market
- Wednesday, July 18, 6-7:30 p.m., Vance Memorial Church parking lot
While all donations are appreciated, the food pantry is specifically in need of:
- Peanut butter
- Hot and cold cereals
- Crackers of any kind
Donations can be made at any time outside of these times to Vance Memorial Presbyterian Church directly.
The Warwood Farmers Market, in its second season in Garden Park, is excited to have the Cub Scouts participating in this event in their market. To do its part, Warwood Farmers Market is providing an extra punch on their loyalty card for a donation made at its location on either date.
“It’s great to see the Cub Scouts learning the value of service to the community at an early age. Our market is run by volunteers who work tirelessly to provide a community environment for Warwood and neighboring communities. It’s possible that these young Scouts could be the doers of tomorrow, and we are seeing them develop their appreciation for service right in our market,” said Warwood Farmers Market chair, Matt Rafa.
Plans are underway to re-charter a Cub Scout unit in Warwood in the fall, and the Ohio River Valley Council is hopeful that the exposure in the community will generate interest from children wishing to participate in the Warwood unit.
This is a program the Boy Scouts of America have provided since 1985 and embodies their motto to “Do A Good Turn Daily.”