Cub Scouts from Pack 215 collected 250 pounds of food for the Thomaston Food Pantry as part of the National Scouting for Food campaign. Scouting for Food is part of the Boy Scouts of America’s Good Turn for America service project. Through this effort, scouts work to collect food in their communities, which is given to local food banks for distribution to families in need at no cost.

The project happens in two parts – with scouts distributing door hangers asking for food donations, and then returning the following week to pick up donated items. After collecting donations from residents, scouts deliver the food to local food pantries.

The Cub Scouts also participated in the Festival of Lights parade in Rockland on Nov. 27, where they collected an estimated additional 200 pounds of food and toys for the Salvation Army.

Cub Scouts is open to all boys in grades one through five. Pack 215 serves boys in the Thomaston and Cushing communities and welcomes new members at any time. For more information, please call Aimee Sanfilippo at 354-9531.