Scout Troop 37 BSA will hold its fall bottle and can fundraising drive from 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 12 in the parking lot of St. Ambrose Church, 25 Empire Blvd., Irondequoit.
Neighbors are asked to bring returnable bottles and cans to the drive in support of Scouting in southeast Irondequoit and the east side of Rochester.
Troop 37 is sponsored by Peace of Christ Catholic Parish, which consists of St. Ambrose Church, St. John the Evangelist Church and St. James Church. The troop was founded in 1947 and is approaching its 75th anniversary. Scouts come from Greece, Irondequoit, Ontario, Penfield and Rochester.
Peter Scribner, an Eagle Scout veteran from the troop, serves as Scoutmaster and former Scoutmaster Thomas Loughborough is committee chair.
All proceeds will go toward troop activities. Scouts have participated in outdoor activities almost weekly since May and ran its own summer camp program in mid-August. Six Scouts joined the troop in June, five from Irondequoit.
“The pandemic has made us adjust our plans, but as Scouting is an outdoor programming, we shifted everything outside,” Scribner said.
The troop held several hikes in Monroe County parks, including Durand Eastman, Irondequoit Bay West, Tryon and Lucien Morin. Scouts also participated in fishing nights, geocaching trips, bike rides and an Eagle project at the Easter Service Workers Association.
“We plan on staying outdoors at least through September and hold our weekly meetings in a local park,” Scribner said.
The troop is planning an outdoor Halloween party for Cub Scouts at St. James Church, 130 Brett Road, Irondequoit.