Local scouts to hold bottle and can drive

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Local scouts to hold bottle and can drive
Bottles and cans collected during past Shrewsbury collections. (Photo/Courtesy Boy Scout Troop 114/7114)

REGION – Across the region, local scouts will be holding a bottle and can drive on Nov. 5.

Shrewsbury Scout Troops 114 and 7114 along with Pack 114 will be holding a drive at the Shrewsbury Town Hall from 9 a.m. to noon. with proceeds going to their scouting activities.

Grafton Boy Scout Troop 107 will hold its bottle drive from 9 a.m. to noon at the Grafton Municipal Center.

The Grafton troop is taking the following precautions for everyone’s safety. They ask people to rinse and pre-sort the bottles and cans. When people arrive at the Grafton Municipal Center, they will be directed where to leave their cans and bottles. After they leave, the scouts and parents will retrieve them for processing.

People who need assistance removing the bottles and cans can signal an adult leader.

If you can’t make the drop off, the Grafton Boy Scouts can pick up at your home in Grafton only.

Contact the troop at [email protected] to schedule this and include your name and address.

Money raised from bottle drives supports the scouts’ campouts, activities, community service projects and routine expenses. In addition, 10% of bottle drive earnings are donated to a local charity.