A National Good Turn in Partnership with
Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts
Scouts to hand out bags on Oct. 27
The Boy Scouts of the Narragansett
Council are preparing to kick off their annual food drive. Scouts from BSA Troop 3 Newport will be out
in their neighborhoods throughout the city between Friday, 26 Oct and Sunday, 28 October to hand out donation bags. The delivery of bags is spread out over the weekend due to a scheduled camping trip.
Most needed items include: canned meats, canned fish, beef stew, chili, pasta, macaroni & cheese, rice, beans, canned fruits & vegetables, canned juices, soups, hot & cold cereals and peanut butter.
Personal care items needed include: diapers, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, toilet tissue, razors, q-tips, soap,
band-aids, combs & brushes and feminine hygiene items.
Anyone wishing to donate should place non-perishable, nutritious food in the donation bags and place them on
your doorstep on Saturday, Nov. 3 by 9 a.m. Preferred food items are listed on each bag, and all donations go
directly to Rhode Island Food Bank. The Food Bank needs 9.4 million pounds of food each year to feed the hungry. If you do not receive a bag, food can be dropped off at the Newport Fire Station #1, 21 Marlborough Street across from the Marriott and Cardines Field in downtown Newport on Saturday, 3 November.
Troop 3 is sponsored by Newport Elks Lodge and is a member of BSA Narragansett Council. Boys in Troop 3 range in age from 11-17 years old. They attend Thompson Middle School, Rogers & Bishop Hendricken High Schools.
Boy Scouts of America has three objectives: character
development, citizenship training and personal fitness. For more information about BSA Troop 3 Newport, please call Glenn Gardiner at 401 846-9583 x 2002