Boy Scouts from across Virginia joined in an April 27 service project to bundle and bag 80,000 pounds of potatoes for the benefit of several Virginia food banks and church food pantries. At three servings per pound, their efforts will yield 240,000 servings.
The Scouts dedicated personal time to provide this service to the Society of St. Andrew‘s “Potato and Produce Project” while attending their annual Southern Region Section 7A Conclave for Scouting’s national honor society, the Order of the Arrow.
The 2013 annual event was hosted by the Tidewater Council BSA’s Blue Heron Lodge and held at Pipsico Scout Reservation in Spring Grove, Va. It drew nearly 1,100 service-minded youth Scouts and adult leaders from six Order of the Arrow lodges headquartered in Newport News, Richmond, Roanoke, Virginia Beach, Waynesboro, and Winchester.