Photos provided by Chris Donovan
Scouts BSA Troop 392 treated the Marshfield Police Department and their families to a homemade meal on Sunday in recognition of their service and sacrifice to the community.
The event also marked the first community project for the newly formed Scouts BSA Girls Troop 392.
Together, the troops planned the event with Mojo’s owner Matt Olson in downtown Marshfield. Scouts prepared a meal of from-scratch spaghetti with meatballs. The meat was donated by Hewitt’s Meat Processing.
“The planning involved all the aspects of managing a restaurant, from showing up early to clean and organize the facility, preparation and cooking of the meal, providing customer service to the guests and final closing operations at the end of the day,” said Scoutmaster Chris Donovan.
Once officers arrived, the Scouts fulfilled their role as hosts of the evening and took command of cleanup. About twenty families were served.
The event wasn’t the first time the troop served a meal for local responders. Last year, the troop provided a BBQ during the shift change at the Police and Fire Departments using money the organization received from volunteering at Rotary Winter Wonderland.
“Rather than taking that money and buying equipment, we decided to put that in the community,” said Donovan.
There are 26 members ages 10-17 in the boys troop and three helped from the new girls troop. Both troops are charted by Zion United Methodist Church and are part of the Samoset Council.
In 2018, the troop completed more than 2,600 hours of community service, including three Eagle Projects. This year, the troop plans to do four Eagle Projects and continue cooking for the police and fire departments.