Boy Scouts Seek To Bring More To Menifee

The Boy Scout code prompts each scout to promise “to help other people at all times,” and indeed the Menifee troops and packs are doing just that.

Adding another pack to the Menifee community back in October, the Boy Scouts of America are collectively working to continually develop more packs and reach more young boys. The 3 Peaks District, which serves Menifee and surrounding areas, in specific, aims to bring a pack to each and every one of their elementary schools.

The BSA organization offers Cub Scout packs for those in first through fifth grade, and Boy Scout troops for those in 6th grade through high school.

District Executive, Kimber Cadenhead, not only oversees the 1,185 youth in the area wide program, but also whole-heartedly believes in the importance of teaching children to give back from a young age.

With three boys of her own, she says, “I strongly believe in the organization. It does wonders for our youth and is a beneficial program, especially now days. Teaching morals and values, it’s a really good way to raise kids.”

As a member of BSA members are given the opportunity to develop skills in areas they might not other wise ever explore. It helps to broaden their awareness and to experience making a positive difference.

One of the community initiatives packs put on throughout the year strives to help make giving as easy as possible for people. The program, called Scouting for Food, is in essence a food drive; scouts go door-to-door distributing food drive announcement fliers. They then return on the mentioned day to personally collect the cans from each home.

Recently, a Menifee pack collected over 13,000 pounds of food, which they in turn donated to the Community Cupboard. Each pack plans their own community events and involvement but it all comes down to one collaborative mission, to help and to serve.

Keeping this mantra in mind, the district’s focus this coming year is to bring more activities to Menifee. The majority of the scout-sponsored events currently take place in Hemet, but in the coming months keep your eyes out for the do-good scouts of Menifee.

For more information about BSA please contact Kimber Cadenhead via email, Kcadenhe@bsamail.org, or at 909-793-2463, ext. 131.




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