The Philmont Grace starts with “For Food . . .” Food is important.
Today, George Mason District scouts (and some from Chain Bridge District) collected at least 38,000 pounds (so far, the number is not yet final) of food, as part of our Scouting for Food collection. This food is distributed to families in the area; this afternoon, I met with two past recipients who both said how grateful they were for the support that our effort provides. To me, Scouting for Food is our most important service project each year.
This year, as in past years, we collected food for Food for Others, St Leo the Great Catholic Church, Knox Presbyterian Church, Columbia Baptist Church, and the Committee for Helping Others.
I want to recognize the Order of the Arrow for its work today. I especially want to recognize Mr. Kevin Hollingsworth. This was his first year of service as coordinator of our district’s effort. We are all grateful for his diligence.. Kevin—you did an outstanding job!
Finally, to all the scouts and scouters who participated and to all who donated, Thank You. I am in awe of what you do for our community.
[Note to Cubmasters, Scoutmasters, and Crew Advisors: PLEASE pass this appreciation on to your units!]
Yours in Scouting,
Chair, George Mason District
National Capital Area Council, BSA