On Saturday, December 10, 2022, Pack 840 had a very busy but fun day! We were in the Owasso Christmas Parade! This year’s theme was “Sweet Candy Christmas” and there were so many neat floats and decorations. As our scouts started to show up in their Christmas décor, around 8 a.m. behind the Hobby Lobby shopping center, there was so much excitement. To watch this group of kids from all scout ranks talking, laughing and hanging out with each other before the parade started was wonderful.
As the parade started, candy bags were handed out and we lined up with 2 scouts holding our “PACK 840 CUB SCOUT” banner. As we walked, the Scouts handed out candy to the spectators while the adults handed out flyers for the food drive being held later in the day. When we reached the end of the parade, the scouts were able to watch as the rest of the floats and entries as they went by. What an amazing experience for our scout!
Afterward, it was time to get set up for the food drive which was from 12pm-4pm. This is our annual community outreach/service project that supports our charter organization for Pack 840 – Faith Lutheran Church. Their Community Food Bank Community Service (faithlutheranowasso.org) impacts the community directly by providing food bags to those that need a helping hand by having food for themselves and their family.
A lot of work goes into organizing this event and Mrs. Vanderpool did a terrific job. In front of the church, the scouts and adults held up signs and waved at the traffic going by to get their attention. When a vehicle pulled in the parking lot, the scouts collected the donation with a smile and a thank you! While enjoying hot cocoa and a snack, the scouts had the opportunity to spread some Christmas joy by filling out cards that were delivered to a local senior adult community care center in Owasso.