Cub Scout Pack 125 Makes Generous Holiday Contributions To Community

Scouts with some of the toys collected for Toys for Tots.

In a heartwarming display of community spirit, Cub Scout Pack 125, chartered by the Rotary Club of Wellington, upheld its tradition of giving back by organizing two charitable initiatives in November. Through the Scouting for Food initiative and participation in Toys for Tots, pack members demonstrated their commitment to helping those in need.

The Scouting for Food initiative, an annual event held in November, had the scouts distributing door hangers throughout the Wellington community. The door hangers served as a reminder that the following week, the scouts would be collecting non-perishable goods for a local food bank. This year, Pack 125 set an ambitious goal of placing 1,000 door hangers, and thanks to the overwhelming generosity of the community and the dedicated efforts of the scouts, leaders and parents, a commendable total of 546 pounds of food was donated to a local food pantry.

While traditionally engaging in one charitable event per month, Pack 125’s scouts were inspired to go above and beyond their usual efforts. It was during a chance encounter while fundraising and selling popcorn that the scouts crossed paths with Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Kenneth Torrence, affectionately known as “Coach T” by the kids. He supported the scouts during their popcorn sales and extended an invitation for the scouts to attend the “Pizza with a Deputy” event held on Nov. 18 at their pack meeting. Grateful for this opportunity, the scouts seized the chance to give back, and a collection was organized to support the PBSO’s Toys for Tots initiative.

Cubmaster and Scout Leader Stephanie King has been instrumental in instilling a sense of community spirit within the pack. The Year of Giving initiative, created by King, has witnessed remarkable success over the past four months, thanks to the extraordinary efforts of the scouts, their parents and the dedicated leaders who selflessly volunteer their time.

Cub Scout Pack 125’s charitable efforts exemplify the values of compassion, generosity and community service that lie at the core of the scouting movement. Through their contributions to the local food pantry and Toys for Tots, these young scouts are not only making a tangible impact on the lives of those in need, but also learning the importance of empathy and the power of collective action.