On March 3, 2012 the Chester Cub Scouts held their Annual Blue and Gold Awards Banquet and collected 25 boxes of breakfast cereal to be donated to the Chester Food Pantry. The cereal was delivered to Rosie Bininger at the Chester Town Hall on Monday March 5, 2012. After the November 2011 Scouting for Food Drive the Chester Cub Scouts donated over 40 bags of grocery items to the Chester Food Pantry.
Chester Cub Scouts Pack 13 has been sponsored by the United Church of Chester since 1940. The Cub Scout Promise includes the promise to help other people. Through the Scouting for Food Service Project the Cub Scouts in Chester are encouraged to help with the selection of non-perishable food items that are collected and donated to community food pantries.
Boy Scouts of America has designated the Scouting for Food program as a National Service Project. This program has run in Connecticut since 1988 reinforcing the idea that participating in service projects teaches Scouts valuable lessons in citizenship.
For additional information, contact Michael Rutty, Cub Master Pack 13, 860-526-8011