Boy Scouts from BSA Troop 41 put their heads together this fall to upcycle over-abundant reusable grocery shopping bags. We all seem to have too many reusable shopping bags laying around the house. To make matters more full of bags, the Hopewell Valley Mobile Food Pantry (HVMFP) has begun to accumulate too many “reject” bags on which the HVMFP ‘s delivery labels do not adhere. 

With Halloween around the corner, the scouts invented a timely solution. Troop 41 decorated the bags for Halloween!

This Halloween season, children serviced by the HVMFP will receive this “Trick or Treat” reusable bag that has been nicknamed the “Boo Bags.” Since the HVMFP is an anonymous service, Boo Bags will be distributed during the Saturday Mornings’ Grab and Go Events [every Saturday 10am to 11am at 425 S. Main St., Pennington] from now until Halloween or HVMFP runs out of Boo Bags. 

MercerMe has a tip that if the Boo Bags are a hit, then BSA Troop 41 plans on replicating the process for future holidays.

Submitted by Elise McCoy, Troop Leader, Troop 41 Pennington, NJ

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