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Ormond Beach Observer Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 6 years ago

Cub scouts clean up Riviera Park, plan annual food drive

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Local Cub Scouts helped clean Riviera Park last weekend and are currently organizing a November food drive.

BY MIKE CAVALIERE | ASSOCIATE EDITOR

Give ‘em a round of ‘a-paws,’ Ormond Beach!

On Friday, Oct. 5, Cub Scout Pack 74 filled Riviera Park, at 901 S. Beach St., to pick up garbage and beautify the grounds.

Den 3 Eagle Patrol, led by Shirley James and Pam Zboch, were assigned the park as part of its community service work, as are all 15 dens in this local pack, made up of 103 boys grades one to five.

Cub Scout Pack 74 has been caring for Riviera Park for more than a decade, and this particular den of cubs is working toward their Arrow of Light badges, a Cub Scout’s highest ranking.

“Pack 74 is chartered by Christ Presbyterian Church and has been serving the community for almost 60 years,” said Shirley James, adding that recruitment drives held last month at Pine Trail Elementary and Tomoka Elementary helped bring membership over the 100 mark.

Led by Cubmaster Mike Sibley and Committee Chair Jen Sibley, the scouts will also sponsor a collection next month for its annual food drive. “Scouting for Food,” according to the Sibleys, is the nation’s largest single-day food drive, and it always occurs on the first two Saturdays of November.

Scouts will hang about 750 Winn-Dixie donation bags on doors throughout Central Florida Nov. 3 and, on Nov. 10, they will pick up the bags and combine their contents into bins to donate to local food pantries.

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