Scout Supports Food Drive Effort with Eagle Project

Every month in Somerset County, they host a “Buy One, Bring One” food drive to help support the network of local food pantries that serve those in need.

When he heard about this food drive, Scout Jonathan G. wanted to do something to help increase awareness for the collection effort and improve the monthly results. shares the story of how Jonathan enlisted the help of fellow Scouts and went to work constructing permanent enclosures for the food drive collection buckets.

Scout Supports Food Drive Effort with Eagle Project
Scout Jonathan G. helped construct enclosures for the monthly food drive (Photo credit: Somerset County Freeholders)

Jonathan and his team of Scouts spent more than 180 hours at two strategic locations at county facilities where donations are collected. They built wooden enclosures that would help protect the donations and provide easy access for those who wish to donate to the monthly food drive.

“This is a great way to highlight the ‘BOBO’ Fridays bins at these locations,” said Somerset County Freeholder Director Patricia Walsh, who started the Buy One, Bring One program five years ago. “Thanks to Jon and his fellow Scouts for a terrific job!”

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For more details on the way Scouts like Jonathan G. impact their communities through service, see the Baylor University study “Eagle Scouts: Merit Beyond the Badge.”


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