Venturing Crew 942

Venturing Crew 942 enjoys some respite after completing their Scouting for Community duties. Shown, right to left are: Advisor Lesia Machicao, President Regina Molitoris, Will Taggart, Anastasha Weasner, Adam Tufts and Maliyah Rivera.

Venturing Crew 942, recently chartered in August 2019, marked their first community service effort in this year's Scouting for Community drive. Crew 942 is chartered by St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Livermore.

Scouting for Community is an annual food- and clothing-collection drive run by the local BSA Council, and one of the many service projects they have conducted since 1910. This year, scouts in the San Francisco Bay Area Council (SFBAC) collected donated food and clothing. Scouting organizations (local Packs, Troops and Crews) helped by participating in this annual drive by soliciting donations via door hangers. Then by collecting donations and delivering them to collection points manned by local scout Districts and Councils. This annual effort is coordinated for November before Thanksgiving.

SFBAC Twin Valley District Executive Matt Lindberg commented that although the foodbank has not provided a final number, it was safe to say that about 31,000 lbs of food was collected in his district and two 24 foot box trucks were filled to the top with clothing.

This annual Scouting for Community drive is the largest coordinated community service effort for area Scouts, often with their families helping and donating the use of pickup trucks and bottled water for the scouts. The drive provides meals for thousands of families in need during the holiday season.

Anyone interested in joining any level of Scouting should contact the SFBAC Twin Valley District Executive Mr. Matt Lindberg at matt.lindberg@scouting.org. Those interested in Venturing Crew 942 should contact Dr. Lesia Machicao, Crew 942 Advisor at molitorisfamily@gmail.com.