Today was the annual scouting service project called "Scouting for Food." That's not when the cub scouts go on the prowl for snacks. It's a food drive for the local food bank. Scout troops and cub scout packs do this all over the US on the first Saturday in December. If any cub scouts come to your house and ask very nicely for a donation, you really should give them something, even if it's only one can, because those little kids are standing out there in the cold. They don't want to hear that you already gave to the food drive at the office. (We really do hear that, every year. Give me a break - just one little can???)
But for the most part, people are generous. This morning we started at 9:00 am and finished at 11:00 am. We had 4 cub scouts show up, 6 parents, 5 siblings, 2 den leaders, and 1 den leader husband. The 18 of us went door-to-door in 30-degree weather and collected 597 pounds of food in 2 hours! I think that is pretty remarkable, especially since we weren't in a ritzy neighborhood.