Boy Scouts

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The Boy Scouts of the Ozark Trails Council are hosting the 32nd annual Scouting for Food this month and into early April.  The food drive benefits Ozarks Food Harvest and its network of 270 food pantries and meal programs.

Scouts will drop off flyers and plastic grocery bags in neighborhoods.  If you’d like to participate, fill the bag with nonperishable food items and set it on your porch for scouts to pick up. 

Ozarks Food Harvest

Local Boy Scouts are going door to door this month collecting food for Ozarks Food Harvest to distribute to its network of 270 pantries and programs.  The 28th annual Scouting for Food goes through March 25.

Nixa Boy Scout Earns All 139 Badges

Oct 1, 2014
courtesy of Baron Ryan

Of the 110 million boys who have participated in scouts, only about 250 have earned all of the possible badges awarded by the organization. The most recent youth to do so hails from Troop 200 in Nixa. KSMU’s Anna Thomas reports how this Eagle Scout earned all 139 badges.

17-year old Baron Ryan took about five years to earn all the badges from chemistry and movie making to scuba diving and pottery.