Colchester Cub Scouts Pack 655 (Photo by Kaylee Sullivan)

Colchester Cub Scouts Pack 655 gathered last Thursday night at Malletts Bay Elementary School for their December meeting. In the giving spirit of the holiday season, the pack collected around 30 gifts to donate to the Toys for Tots program, which provides toys and presents to children during the holiday season who may not receive gifts otherwise.

“It’s showing the true meaning of the holiday season,” den leader Heidi Marsano said. “Kids get so wrapped up in the commercialism of everything and they want things for themselves, but it’s nice to see them being willing and ready to give on their own.”

The pack also collected canned goods to drop-off at the Colchester Community Food Shelf.