Share Your Good Fortune To Help Those In Need

By Mary Anne McFarland

The Scouts of Pennsauken will be collecting non-perishable food items as they walk in the 37th annual Pennsauken Holiday Parade, held along Westfield Ave. on Saturday, Nov. 25 at 11:00 a.m. Not only will they be collecting food products for distribution at local food pantries, the Scouts will be collecting food and other items for Almost Home Animal Shelter in Pennsauken. If you have old towels, unused kitty litter, toys, or other such items you no longer need, please bring them to the parade and give to one of the Scouts as they pass by. Your generosity will help the animals waiting for their forever homes at the Almost Home Shelter. The non-perishable food items and canned goods collected will be donated to the food pantry at both Martin Luther Chapel on Rt. 130 and Terrace Ave., where the Cub Scouts hold their den and pack meetings; and St. Peter Roman Catholic Church in Merchantville, the Pack’s charter organization.

It hasn’t been all work and no play for the Cubs at Pack 116. In September, they participated in the Pennsauken Car, Bike, and Craft Show; they also went camping down at Pine Hill Scout Reservation in Berlin, N.J. A family event, the boys, their parents and siblings, all enjoyed a crisp fall weekend exploring the camp, fishing at the lake, eating terrific camp fare, and enjoying the campfire at night. The Cub Scouts also participated in the fourth annual Pennsauken Harvest Fest in October and attended Cub Fun Day at Pine Hill, where they got to fish, shoot BBs, try their hand at archery, made crafts, and enjoyed a hay ride.

Pack 116 is still welcoming new members. If you want your son, ages 5 through 10, to participate in Cub Scouting, come out to the meetings on the first and third Friday’s at Martin Luther School, located at Rt. 130 and Terrace Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. and run until 8:00-8:30 p.m. For more information, call (856) 313-7751. You can also check out the Cub Scouts at

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