Samoset Council Raised over $16,000 to Support Local Food Banks across North Central Wisconsin
Samoset Council raised over $16,000 towards their $15,000 goal to directly support local food banks across North Central Wisconsin…thank you to everyone who contributed!
FOR ANTIGO TIMES
During this unprecedented time, Scouting continues to serve youth and families across North Central Wisconsin. Youth are working closely with their family to complete Scouting projects at home. Virtual campouts are taking place, connecting local youth with youth across our great Nation. Scouting also remains committed to meeting community needs through service. With the growing economic hardship facing our communities, local food banks need Scouting for Food more than ever.
To ensure Scouts remain safe, the annual Scouting for Food project will be moved to an online cash donation format. Over $16,000 dollars was collected across our 13-county area! The funds are being distributed to 31 local food banks and they will be receiving checks ranging from $19 dollars to over $2,800 dollars depending on where the funds were donated. This will help local food banks purchase food where just $1 dollar can buy 10 meals in Wisconsin! Thank you to everyone who contributed!
About Samoset Council
In 2020, Samoset Council is celebrating 100 years of service to youth and families across North Central Wisconsin within the following 13 counties: Marathon, Portage, Wood, Lincoln, Langlade, Adams, Taylor, Vilas, Oneida, Forest, Clark, Price and Juneau. Samoset Council has over 4,000 registered youth members and 1,800 adult volunteers. On average Scouts and volunteers across Samoset Council collect over 50 tons of food for local food pantries during our annual Scouting for Food drive. For more information visit www.samsoet.org.
About the Boy Scouts of America
The Boy Scouts of America provides the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be “Prepared. For Life.®” The Scouting organization is composed of more than 2.1 million youth members between the ages of 5 and 21 and approximately 800,000 volunteers in local councils throughout the United States and its territories. For more information on the Boy Scouts of America, please visit www.Scouting.org.