BSA Troop 670 from Manassas, VA worked with the Georgetown South Community Center Manager, Meg Carroll, to collect 2,393 food items and $150 in cash donations to benefit a local neighborhood and nearby apartment complexes. Georgetown South is a low-income community in Manassas, VA with over 4,500 residents. The Scouts in Troop 670 used social media, email, and phone calls to advertise the food drive. Many boys distributed fliers around their neighborhoods to advertise further.
Donations of: nonperishable food, shelf-stable milk, kids’ snacks, cereal, cleaning supplies, masks, and cash were delivered to Scouts’ front porches. Some boys also went door to door collecting donations placed on homeowners’ front porches on a specific date and time. These items were then consolidated on June 13th through a drive up and drop off process and stacked in the Georgetown South Community Center at 9444 Taney Road in Manassas VA.
Scouts and leadership paid special attention to social distancing guidelines to maintain safety during the project. Troop 670 is chartered by Grace United Methodist Church in Manassas VA and is a part of the BSA National Capital Area Council (NCAC), Bull Run Region. Boys logged 2-3 service hours that can be used toward rank advancement or future service awards. Troop 670 is enormously proud of their hard work for the needy families in the community.