CHICAGO | On Feb. 5, representatives of the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts of the East Side were invited to attend a meeting of the East Side Lions and present their achievements of the past year.
The Lions members heard first hand of the Scouts' good deeds in the neighborhood that included coat, mitten and toy drives, serving as color guards, raising money for the American Cancer Society, along with cleaning up the neighborhood. The Scouts displayed woodworking projects they made and showed off the numerous patches they have earned for all of their hard work. The East Side Lions presented each group with a donation the Scouts can use to continue their efforts in the neighborhood.
The East Side Lions also took the time to explain to the youth the service the Lions members have provided to the community, including those who are blind or with disabilities. The Lions host many fundraisers so they can provide winter coats to area children, sponsor ill children at a summer camp and provide wheelchairs to those in need. Currently they are sponsoring a poster contest for area sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders for drug awareness.
Next up for the Lions is their annual pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 5 at the St. Francis De Sales Parish bingo hall, at 10201 S. Ewing Ave. in Chicago.