In celebration of 100 years of Scouting and in recognition of the start of National Scout Week, the Waldo Scout District is conducting a community food drive that will finish at the annual Scout breakfast Saturday, Jan. 30.

The centennial breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. at Belfast Area High School. Scouts and their immediate family are welcome to attend this free event, sponsored by Friends of Scouting.

A special centennial program will follow the breakfast. The program will include recognition of individual scouts’ and scout units’ results for the massive food drive. The program will also include presentation of the Stover Award to a fellow scout for performing extraordinary service to a Waldo District scout unit.

In addition, part of the centennial celebration program will include surprise entertainment that organizers promise will be “very enjoyable to all attending.” The event will conclude by 10 a.m.

The massive centennial community food drive has the following goals:

1. Each individual Scout will be asked to collect a least 100 nonperishable items.

2. Each Pack, Troop, Crew and Explorer Post is asked to deliver to their food pantry of choice the sum of items that equal their unit’s Scout members times 100. (Example: 10 unit members x 100 food items = 1,000 items)

At the Jan. 30 breakfast, special recognition will be presented to those Scouts who collect at least 100 items. Units will also receive special recognition if their unit collected an average of 100 items per unit member.

By Friday, Jan. 22, unit Leaders are asked to submit their unit results to: Dave Alling, 3 Trout Brook Lane, Searsport, ME 04974. He can also be reached by phone at 548-2425, or by e-mail at