Scouting For Food

Today we did our part to help the community by participating in Scouting for Food.
Yes, we collected food, then helped as other units dropped their collections off at our Church.
22 Scouts from our Troop helped carry, stage, weigh, and sort 8000 lbs of food.
Talking with the coordinator this year, she was happy as they met and then exceeded the goal for this year.
“Giving is up” she said, and we are thankful.

As we carried food into the gym, a line formed at the rear of the building were the food pantry is. The amount of food going out is also reaching new highs. At least at their food pantry.

The other night at the Troop meeting, I reminded the Troop of just how lucky they are to be who they are. Waking up in a heated house, never having to miss a meal, and parents that care enough to support Scouting.

Today, as food came in, we took a minute to watch it go out. A truly humbling experience. It really snaps things into perspective. I actually overheard one of the Scouts say “I will never complain again”.

I found this prayer floating around.. Thought it is about time to share it. I have no idea who the original author is, but I am sure that they do not mind it being shared.

A Scouters Thanksgiving Prayer

With Reverence in our Hearts, We, Your many children of many beliefs,United in common purpose,Gather to offer this our humble prayer, In Thanksgiving

As Scouters we are thankful for:
The many gifts and talents given to our fellow Scouters and to our ourselves;
The Freedom we have to join together and as a team accomplish more than any of us could alone.;
The opportunity to be of service to young people, parents, other Scouters and our community;
Our joy at seeing so many young people become excited as they grow and are able to meet challenges;
Being reminded by their ceremonies and legends that he who serves his fellows, is of his fellows greatest;
And most importantly we are thankful for the gift of knowing that our prayers are heard. We each in our own way take this moment to silently add our own thanksgivings…

With thanks in our hearts we offer our prayers, and ask that you, the great Scoutmaster of all Scouts, be with each of us until we meet again.

Amen

Thank you to all of you that send comments, continue to read the blog, but most importantly…make a difference in the lives of our Scouts.

Have a Great Scouting Day!

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