To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Scouting, local Scouts collected tons of food in a door-to-door campaign for the Harvesters Food Network.

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Scouting, local Scouts collected tons of food in a door-to-door campaign for the Harvesters Food Network. The food drive occurred last weekend throughout the Kansas City area and had a goal of 2 million pounds. Scouts in every one of the 19 counties the Heart of America Council serves participated.

The collection point at the Independence Events Center had netted 16,000 pounds by mid-day Saturday.  JoAnn Wittenborn, of Harvesters, was working in Independence Saturday and was impressed with the results of the drive.  She said there is a tremendous need for food in the area. Harvesters distributes 36 million pounds of food each year in the 26 counties around Kansas City.

The Scout Out Food drive is in the Boy Scout tradition of “Do a Good Turn Daily,” and community service is one of the values that Scouting works to instill in young people.