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Boy Scouts Conduct “Scouting for Clothing” Drive to Benefit St. Vincent De Paul

Boy Scouts of America, BoyScouts Clothing driveMichigan Crossroads Council and St. Vincent de Paul are partnering together for Scouting for Clothing.”   This is the second consecutive year of the event and the Scouts hope to collect more than 25,000 pounds of clothing, which is the amount they collected in 2015.

The public is being asked to place gently used clothing, coats and shoes on their doorsteps, which the Boy Scouts will pick up on Saturday, April 30th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.  

“The need for quality clothing for families in need is greater than ever,” said Bill Brazier, Executive Director of St. Vincent de Paul. “We are hopeful that the community responds to the good work of the Boy Scouts and that they give generously.”

In addition to the valuable lessons learned on serving the community, Scouts will have the opportunity to earn a first of its kind, special St. Vincent de Paul scouting badge.

 “We are honored to partner with St Vincent de Paul for the second year in a row on this project, “said Vic Pooler, CEO of Southeastern Michigan Crossroads Council. “We believe we can truly make an impact in the amount of clothing we collect for families, while teaching our youth the importance of helping others.”

NOTE: On Saturday, April 23rd Scouts will canvass much of Southeast Michigan with door hangers to remind the community to collect their donations and place on their doorsteps for Scouts to pick up on Saturday, April 30th.

Metro Detroiters are also encouraged to donate at our multiple Scouting for Clothing locations on April 30th throughout Southeast Michigan located here, or make a monetary donation at svdpdet.org.

About Boy Scouts of America, Michigan Crossroads Council:

The Michigan Crossroads Council, Boy Scouts of America provides a variety of youth development and camping programs that promote character, leadership, and life skills to nearly 68,000 Michigan boys and girls. More information on the Michigan Crossroads Council can be found at michiganscouting.org.