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Local Cub Scouts pitch in for Backpack Buddies
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Scouts from Cub Scout Pack 691 in Guyton helped out with the Backpack Buddies program, which provides food for children in need. - photo by Photo provided

On June 14, members of Cub Scout Pack 691 helped Effingham Backpack Buddies prepare food packs for distribution. Bear Cubs Nathan Hall and Marshall Geddings, and Webelos Joshua Edwards assisted seven other volunteers in packing food for 40 families over a two-hour period of time. Effingham Backpack Buddies’ objective is to provide food to hungry children via “backpacks” (food packs) to take home each weekend.

Effingham Backpack Buddies is located at 200 Central Blvd., at the corner of Central Boulevard and Lynn Bonds Avenue in Guyton. During the school year, Effingham Backpack Buddies serves any child that gets free or reduced lunch, or has parents on state assistance. This is done with food received through Second Harvest Food Bank. In addition, if they find a child in need who is not receiving state funds, they will make accommodations through other donations to help that child.

Cub Scout Pack 691 has been part of Zion Lutheran Church in Marlow since 1959. The Pack holds weekly Den Meetings during the School year and hosts various service projects, camp-outs, and events year round.

For information on joining Pack 691, go to or email

About:  Cub Scout Pack 691 a registered unit of the Coastal Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America, which serves over 5,500 young men and women annually in coastal Georgia though traditional Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturing, Scoutreach and Explorer Post career exploration programs. Boy Scouts of America provides the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be ‘Prepared. For Life.’ 

For more information, or to join a Boy Scout program, call 927-7272. The council website address is