Every spring, the Boy Scouts of America hosts a nationwide food drive called “Scouting for Food.” Regional Councils and individual Scout Troops collect food from their communities and donate them to one of several national organizations or to local groups.
This year, Troop 648 of Rancho Peñasquitos collected over 625 pounds of food and elected to donate it to military families at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar’s “Food Locker” located on base. The Food Locker is graciously run by The Navy Wives Clubs of America. Troop 648 pitted each of its eight patrols against one another to see who could collect the most food, with the prize being a steak dinner cooked by the adults at their next campout. Of course, the real winners were the deserving military families who were able to benefit from the extensive donations.