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Tuesday, December 11, 2018
PRESS PHOTOS BY PAIGE MATHIEUArea Scouts are among those collecting donations of food during Scouting for America, a nationwide effort to gather food donations to help those in need. ABOVE: Scouts from Boy Scout Troop 5 and Cub Scout Pack 5 and their family members prepare to collect food Nov. 10. Scouting for America is among several recent events for the Scouts. PRESS PHOTOS BY PAIGE MATHIEUArea Scouts are among those collecting donations of food during Scouting for America, a nationwide effort to gather food donations to help those in need. ABOVE: Scouts from Boy Scout Troop 5 and Cub Scout Pack 5 and their family members prepare to collect food Nov. 10. Scouting for America is among several recent events for the Scouts.
Aaron Glenister gives a speech at a Court of Honor ceremony in September as a requirement for his communications merit badge. Aaron Glenister gives a speech at a Court of Honor ceremony in September as a requirement for his communications merit badge.
LEFT: Scoutmaster Michael Glenister presents Gavin Grim with his Star rank at a Court of Honor ceremony in September. LEFT: Scoutmaster Michael Glenister presents Gavin Grim with his Star rank at a Court of Honor ceremony in September.
ABOVE: Scouts help deliver collected food to Evangelical Life Ministries, Allentown. ABOVE: Scouts help deliver collected food to Evangelical Life Ministries, Allentown.
PRESS PHOTO BY PAIGE MATHIEUCub Scouts from Pack 5 help drop off the collected food at Evangelical Life Ministries, Allentown. See additional photos on Page A2. PRESS PHOTO BY PAIGE MATHIEUCub Scouts from Pack 5 help drop off the collected food at Evangelical Life Ministries, Allentown. See additional photos on Page A2.

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by PAIGE MATHIEU Special to The Press in Local News

Local Scouts collect food for those in need

The Scouts in Boys Scout Troop 5 have been busy the last few months.

At a court of honor ceremony held Sept. 10, the boys recounted what they had done over the summer. Most of the members of Troop 5 had attended Camp Trexler, where they earned a variety of merit badges including archery, kayaking, citizenship in the nation and swimming.

During the program, Gavin Grim received recognition for earning his star rank. The Scouts also talked about their plans for the future, including a trip the Troop took in October to the Gettysburg National Military Park, where they finished the Gettysburg Heritage Trails Program by completing three different hikes, touring the visitor center and museum and touring President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s house.

In November, the Scouts collected non-perishable items for the annual Scouting for Food program. The collected food was then donated to Everlasting Life Ministries, Allentown.

On Nov. 3, both Cub Scout Pack 5 and Boy Scout Troop 5 and their families placed door hangers on homes surrounding St. Timothy’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Ott Street, Allentown.

The door hangers asked community members to place non-perishable items on their doorstep in a bag to be donated to ELM the following week.

The following week, on Nov. 10, the boys and their families collected donations in the neighborhood. The Scouts collected 1,265 pounds of food about 100 more pounds than the previous year. The Scouts then drove to ELM where they donated the food.

The food collected will be donated to people in need in the Allentown area. Every week ELM distributes around 6,000 pounds of food to 120 to 150 families in the Allentown area.

ELM also provides free meals for the elderly on Thursdays.

The ministry also collects clothing to donate to the homeless in the Allentown area. The mission is to prevent anyone in the Allentown area from going to bed hungry.