Salute to Scouting
December 2020

Edgerton Cub Scouts deliver more than 140 Thanksgiving dinners, during 1st annual Scoutsgiving

Pack 29, with Edgerton United Methodist Church made sure Thanksgiving dinner was still served this year.  They conducted their first annual Scoutsgiving, a community Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 22.  They were able to prepare and serve more that 140 meals.  The meals were cooked, packed and picked up or delivered.  Scouts and Scout leaders worked together to not only prepare the food, but they also created thank you cards to accompany the Thanksgiving dinners to go.

Meals were prepackaged and community members could choose between pick up or delivery.  Community members who chose delivery were greeted with a festive giant turkey.  After the day’s deliveries wrapped up, Pack 29 was able to give back to the community by donating a significant number of dinners to the Williams County Homeless Shelter, which was a “bonus” says Cubmaster Erika Lockwood.

Community members shared through Facebook that the dinners were yummy and included juicy turkey. Many thanks were given to the Scouts for such a great meal.  Pack 29 says the real thank you goes to “the community for your support as Scouting would not be as strong in the Edgerton Community without it!”

Through Scoutsgiving the Scouts were able to learn hard work, service to others and to earn their own way during projects such as this one.  Older Scouts experience planning and organization skills. Any way you slice the turkey, Scouts learned to Be Prepared.

Check out Edgerton Cub Scout Pack 3029 on Facebook to keep up with upcoming service projects and new and exciting Scouting opportunities in the Edgerton community.


Troop 106 steps up to help local agency bring attention to domestic violence

Troop 106’s Tim Clow places a purple ornament on a tree to mark Domestic Violence Awareness Month. (Lima News Photo by Sam Shriver)

Crossroad Crisis Center brought awareness to Troop 106 benevolent project with a replanting and dedication of a tree to mark Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  The tree was planted in memory of the victims who have been impacted by domestic violence.

Alex Clow, the father of Tim Clow, noticed a tree at the center that had past its prime. Mr. Clow brought this project to his son’s Scouts BSA Troop 106 at Shawnee United Methodist Church. Scouts from Troop 106 decided to replace the tree and with the help of Integrity Lawn & Landscape, a new tree was planted to continue to honor the victims of abuse.

Three of the Troop’s Scouts, Andrew Mackenzie, Tim Clow and Noah Sims, helped with this project.

Timing of this project worked well for all organizations, as October was Domestic Violence Awareness Month, making this effort for all of those who have fallen victim to domestic violence.

In a story featured in The Lima News featured Troop 106’s efforts. Mr. Clow reported the former tree was “looking very unsightly and I thought it would be a nice gesture to replace that and have the Scouts to this as a benevolent project.”

“The new tree, in my opinion, is a symbol of hope and peace for the victim and their family,” Noah said. “It really meant a lot to me doing this project and I am glad I helped in it.”

To see The Lima News story, CLICK HERE.

If someone has a problem with domestic violence, they can call the national help line at (800) 799-7233.