VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Five Scout units sponsored by St. Andrew’s UMC prepared 24,000 dehydrated meals for Haitians during a March 5, 2011 Stop Hunger Now packaging event.
A Boy Scout troop and a Cub Scout pack joined with three Girl Scout troops to package dehydrated high-protein meals for Haitians following the devastating earthquake in that island nation.
The church received a Shepherd Church Charter Recognition from the General Commission on UM Men for sponsoring the scouting units.
In addition to the meal packaging event, the Boy Scout troop engaged in a spring cleaning day at St. Andrew’s UMC and landscaping at Emmanuel Episcopal Church.
The Cub Scout pack sold popcorn with proceeds going to aid Midwest tornado victims, and the cubs assisted with a painting project at an elementary school library and a tree planting project.
Girl Scouts participated in a “Stockings for Kids” program, and a “Santa for Seniors” program. They also participated in a fall cleaning day an elementary school.
Seven scouts received God and Country awards.