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Whiz Kid(s): Mercer Island Boy Scout Troop 457

MI Boy Scout Troop 457 are kicking off an Island-wide Food Drive to help families in need

Congratulations to Boy Scout Troop 457 on Mercer Island, this week's pick for Mercer Island Patch Whiz Kids.

Besides their many achievements individually and as a troop, Troop 457 is also in the midst of coordinating an Island-wide Food Drive this coming Saturday March 19th. The Boy Scouts are asking residents to place donations on their porch by 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 19th. If you have questions, please contact the Scouting for Food coordinator.

Mercer Island Patch Whiz Kid of the Week

  • Name, Age: Mercer Island Boy Scout Troop 457, 11-18 years old
  • Accomplishment:  Mercer Island Boy Scouts will be gathering food donations from Island residents on the morning of Saturday, March 19th as part of the Youth and Family Services' largest Food Drive of the year.
  • Why this is Awesome: The donations will be given to the Mercer Island Youth and Family Services Food Bank. Boy Scout Troop 457's annual Food Drive is one of the few, large, all-Island drives that are conducted annually to support MIYFS.

Here's a little more information about Mercer Island Boy Scout Troop 457:

"Founded in 1952 as a troop dedicated to helping boys develop into well-rounded citizens with a love for nature, country, and a sense of commitment to serving their fellow man. To achieve these goals, Troop 457 strives to maintain an active program that emphasizes citizenship, service to the community, outdoor activities, physical fitness, leadership skills, camraderie and fun."

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