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Medway Boy Scouts Hold Book Sale for Food Pantries

Oct 27, 2020 01:21PM ● By Judy O'Gara

Event Replaced “Scouting for Food” this Year

Each year, Medway Boy Scout Troop 108 usually embarks on its “Scouting for Food” program, supporting the Medway Village Food Pantry and the Medway Food Pantry at Mahan Circle. This year, due to Covid-19, the group of 14 boys, all 12 and older, couldn’t hold their annual event outside Shaw’s in Medway, so instead, they held a book sale at 2 Barber Street, in Medway on October 10th. The event yielded over $600.

“Normally, we’d standing outside Shaw’s and the boys would be getting involved in sorting and stacking pantry shelves,” says adult leader Mat Thomsen, “but it’s not possible right now.” Thomsen explains the group resumed meeting in May online, then began to meet over the summer, at Choate Pavilion, in July.”

“We’ve been trying to do outdoor activities for the boys, safe and socially distant,” says fellow adult leader Tamara Smith. Activities over the summer included a night hike, merit badge work, a 5-mile hike and trail cooking. 

To find out more about Medway Boy Scout Troop 108, which is sponsored by St. Joseph’s Parish, find them on Facebook, under “Troop 108 Medway, MA.”