Abington’s Boy Scout Troop #437 launches 4th annual Community Garden Initiative

Abington Township’s Boy Scout Troop #437 is launching their fourth annual Community Garden Initiative. 

Following another successful fundraiser, the troop is preparing to establish and maintain multiple community gardens in Philadelphia and Montgomery counties.

“The scouts of Troop #437 will once again dedicate themselves to cultivating these gardens, ensuring they not only flourish but also positively impact local residents living in food deserts,” Scoutmaster Tom Frey said. “This marks a significant milestone for our troop. Each year, our scouts gain invaluable experience and pride in knowing they are making a tangible difference in Abington and beyond.”

According to Frey, Troop #437 was able to purchase 903 vegetable and flowering plants to benefit:

  • The Ruth Street Community Garden at 3049 Ruth street, in partnership with Philly Unknown and The Everywhere Project, which will be planted on Sunday, May 5 at 9:00am
  • Wyncote Academy Farms in Elkins Park
  • Family Promise Pantry at Salem Baptist
  • A church in Abington

The troop has performed over 2,000 hours of community service in 2023-2024, Frey said.

To learn more about Troop #437’s Community Garden Initiative or to support their efforts, you can contact Frey by phone: 267-707-1439. Photos from previous years can be found below:

For more on Troop #437, you can visit their Facebook page.

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Photos: Tom Frey