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Scouts deposit 653 pounds in food bank

by: David F. Ashton, While “Scouting for Food” on Saturday, December 1st, this year, the Cub Scouts of Pack 64 braved sleet and snow while gathering hundreds of pound of food for the Oregon Food Bank.

The first Saturday in December each year is the day you'll find Scouts combing neighborhoods on a selfless field maneuver - collecting food for the needy.

The Cub Scouts of Pack 64 - a group of youngsters from several Inner Southeast Portland neighborhoods - braved freezing temperatures, and even snow flurries, as they trudged door-to door on the gray morning of December 1st this year.

'We're collecting canned food and non-perishable for the Oregon Food Bank,' explained their Cubmaster, Tom Armstrong. 'Our food drive is one of our major the community service Scouting projects.'

Their diligent efforts paid off: By mid morning, the 20 Cub Scouts amassed 653 pounds of food. Asked if they want to say anything to readers of THE BEE who may have contributed to their food drive, they said, 'Thank you for helping!'