Roann Scouts help 2 local groups

By Mandy Underwood

During the monthly meeting of the Cub Scout Pack 3905, the members presented donations to 85 Hope and F.I.S.H. Food Pantry.

Pack leader Tammy Sloane told the crowd that this month, the Scouts were learning about being helpful, and shared the story of why being helpful is one of the first things that Scouts learn.

“We are never too young to learn how to be helpful to others,” she said.

“The scouting program was developed for the purpose of being helpful, here in the United States. William D. Boyce needed help as he was walking down the street in London one night, he was lost, he didn’t know what to do or where to turn. There was a young man that came up to him and asked if he needed help and he showed him where to go. He asked this kid, ‘Who are you?’ and he was a Scout. And William D. Boyce was so impressed by this scout that he actually brought a scouting program into the United States. So that is why we teach the Scouts the law of being helpful.”

The pack was challenged to bring in food for the F.I.S.H. food pantry, and personal hygiene items, such as soap and deodorant, for 85 Hope.

85 Hope is a free medical clinic based on the teachings of the Bible who help people with their medical needs and provide personal hygiene essentials for people in need in the Wabash community.

The F.I.S.H. food pantry provides meals and food for the less fortunate ones in Wabash County. They roughly serve about 300 families per month.

The total items collected for both organizations came to 235 items.

Judy Gump, assistant director for 85 Hope, told The Paper of Wabash County that they are very thankful for the help that the Cub Scouts provided with this donation of products.

“We just opened a site in North Manchester where this donation will be going, so we are very pleased to have the Scouts involved,” she said.

Janet Shoue, Director of F.I.S.H. Food Pantry also spoke with the Paper.

“We are thrilled to have the Cub Scouts be a part of our work. They came to the pantry over the summer and helped with putting away groceries and now they were able to help with the food that we give out, so we are very thankful,” she said.

Shoue also mentioned that the need for food during the holidays is greater by far, and that this donation came at the right time.

“We are super busy right now with people trying to gear up for trying to provide meals for their family that is coming into town and staying with them,” Shoue said.

To donate to 85 Hope, visit 

Monetary or food donations to F.I.S.H. Food Pantry can be dropped off at 770 ½ W. Hill St. Wabash. Visit to learn the current needs of the pantry.

Posted on 2019 Dec 03