Canned and packaged non-perishable food items are needed to help supply the Eudora Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry, housed at St. Paul United Church of Christ, Eighth and Church streets.
Specially-marked bags and fliers for the 19th annual Scouting for Food drive will be distributed between Saturday and April 8 by Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and Eudora 4-H Club members.
Residents are asked to place packaged and canned non-perishable food items in the marked bags and leave them on their front porches by 9 a.m. April 8, when they will be picked up by Scouting and 4-H Club members.
The Eudora Scouting groups have participated in this community service project since 1988. The Eudora 4-H Club was asked to help with the annual event in 2005.
If the Scouting for Food bag is lost or not received, any paper or plastic bag marked in big letters, "Scouting for Food" can be used.
If items are not picked up by 2 p.m. April 8, call John Scott at 542-3510, and arrangements will be made for pick up.
Cub Scout Pack 3064 of Eudora is making plans for summer events.
Day Camp will take place June 5 to 9 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. Bear and Webelos camps will be at Camp Naish in Bonner Springs as well as events at Camp Bromelsick, west of Lawrence.
Cub scouting is a program of Boy Scouts of America for boys first to fourth grade that are interested in learning something new and having fun. The boys are organized in dens, which meet weekly or twice a month, often in the adult den leader's home.
The pack has a meeting each month where individual dens and Scouts get a chance to put on skits and demonstrations and receive awards for what they have learned and achieved.
Cub Pack 3064 is chartered to the Eudora United Methodist Church.
Pack meetings take place at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at the church, 703 Church St.
For more information, call Cubmaster Bryan Chumbley at 542-2727 or pick up an application at C&S Market, 1402 Church St.
The Pelathe District had its first overnight lock-in Feb. 24 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. Thirty-one Boy Scouts and Venture Crew members attended. The scouts participated in a cookoff, and Mountain Ball and Tomahawk throwing.
Winners of the cookoff were Dragon Bolts of Troop 64, first; Cobra Knights of Troop 64, second; and Troops 56 and 61, third. Garrett Koehler, of Troop 56, won the Tomahawk competition.
Scouts who attended were Justin Deaver, Douglas Rawlings, Michael Smith, Dom Reiske, Tyler Denny, Andrew Denny, Jaron Brynds, and Stefan Kuczera, Troop 52; Austin Sledd, Garrett Koehler, Sean Neavitt, Troop 56; John Wagner, Troop 59; Mikey Robinson, David Nichols, William Gibson, Tyler Gibson, Jackson Gregg, Troop 61; Thomas Stanley, Joseph Walker, Alex Whitten, Lyle Howell, Colin Forsberg, Hawley Montgomery, Tyler Lathrom, Jonathan Morrison, Justin Male, Dylan Lathrom, Troop 54; Jojo Male, Clarissa Wagner, Desiree Richmond and Cortney Richmond, Venture Crew 2052.