Scouts Nathan Rufty (left) and Noah Fox pose with some of the items donated to Iredell Christian Ministries.

 Special to Iredell Free News

Boy Scouts Troop 609 of Statesville recently collected more than 340 pounds of canned and nonperishable food items and donated them to Iredell Christian Ministries as part of their Scouting for Food campaign.

Scouting for Food is an ongoing annual program of the Boy Scouts of America, begun in 1985. The program involves collecting food for local food banks. It is organized at the local level. Scouting for Food is a project rooted in the very foundation of the Scouting movement and its dedication to implement the Scout Slogan and do a good turn daily.

Troop 609 has participated in Scouting for Food for more than 30 years.

Chartered in 1980, Troop 609 is sponsored by first ARP Church of Statesville and meets at 7 p.m. on Monday nights at the troop’s scout hut located at 2019 Davie Avenue in Statesville. Troop 609 is open to young men ages 11-17.


For more information about Troop 609 contact Jim Mixson at 704-876-3852 or email

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