Scouts take an oath “to help other people at all times.”
Weatherford witnesses this each November during Scouting for Food. Uniform-clad young men and women canvas the town, placing notices on the doors of every home before returning the following Saturday to collect food donations from our city’s generous residents.
Scouting for Food started in 1985 with Troop 355 joining a few years later and continuing annually ever since. “It’s a good learning opportunity for scouts to learn how to give back to their community,” Trevor Ellis, Troop 355 Scoutmaster said.
This weekend, Scouts from Weatherford’s Troop 355 and 6355 gathered 3,340 pounds of nonperishable food. These donations will help the Ministerial Alliance feed families in need.
“It’s a yearly thing we do to help. It’s a tradition for us to get out there and help with the food bank and food pantry,” Isaac Martyn, Eagle Scout and Troop 355 Senior Patrol Leader said.
The holidays have long been considered to be a special time to help the less fortunate, with everything else happening this year, more people than normal will find themselves benefiting from the giving spirit of the large family that is the community of Weatherford.