CHICAGO | The East Side Lions once again invited representatives from local Scouting organizations to visit their meeting on Feb. 18 at the East Side United Methodist Church to recognize their involvement in the community.
The meeting began with the Scouts conducting a color guard ceremony along with the singing of a patriotic song. Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts shared what they enjoy about being involved in scouting. The members of the Lions organization listened intently and then commented on the similarities in their activities. Although the Lions members don't hike and camp like the Scouts, they do organize and participate in service projects in the community.
The East Side Lions, having been active on the East Side since 1948, shared numerous projects they had spearheaded such as purchasing coats for local youth in need. The Scouts noted they had collected food and toys which were donated to the St. Vincent DePaul Society. In appreciation for their involvement in the community the Lions provided them dinner along with a check to be used to continue their efforts.
The Lions members invited the Scouts to help serve the community at their annual pancake breakfast to take place May 4 at St. Francis de Sales parish hall, 10201 S. Ewing Ave. The East Side Lions meet twice a month and are always looking for new members.