Lord Baltimore Lions Resume Work at Delaware Food Bank

There was some joy in Milford especially among Lord Baltimore Lions on Friday June 26, as a team of Lions reported for volunteer work at the Delaware Food Bank. Our LBLC team last volunteered some four months ago in February after our shift that day we had no idea that due to the health cautions and restrictions imposed in response to COVID-19 that we would be away and miss shifts in March, April and May 2020. Lions Paul Bolton, Jack Bauer, Joanne Withers, Pat Monahan, and John Monahan arrived for the shift to find an entirely different room configuration. Our worktables had more spacing between them. The barrels and large boxes containing food items that needed to be sorted were rearranged to insure social distancing and a larger work area for each volunteer. As we signed in, Volunteer Coordinator Aaron Stone welcomed us back. He also asked us some health-related questions and took our temperatures. All assessed, we pulled up our masks and began our shift with the support of Aaron and staff member Bianca. We all seemed to get back into a groove quickly and the 3 hours seemed to pass very quickly.

The Lord Baltimore Lions Club made a commitment in December 2016 to volunteer at the Delaware Food Bank and we have worked the Morning Shift at the Milford Facility the last Friday of almost every month consistently until the pandemic broke the streak. Even though our members were not able to appear at the DE Food Bank facility for 3 months, our club did partner with Mariners Bethel United Methodist Church on a Food Collection Drive that brought over 4700 pounds of food and over $8,000 in donations to combat hunger in Sussex and Kent Counties. For more information on the monthly LBLC Food Bank Volunteer Program please contact Lion John Monahan at



During the shutdown due to the coronavirus, Troop 281 was still able to hold meetings via zoom. These meetings were held every Thursday night starting at 7 pm until 8:30 pm, just like the meetings had been held previously.  Scouts were encouraged to wear their uniforms and participate in the discussion and instruction of Scout skills. Although we did not have a flag ceremony like at a normal meeting, there was the recitation of Scout oath, Scout law, and outdoor code during the zoom meeting prior to start of the actual meeting.  I think that the use of zoom for meetings was helpful for the Scouts so that we were able to see each other’s faces.  For the leaders of Troop 281, weekly meetings were held on Tuesday nights.  During these meetings, also via zoom, the leadership team discussed, planned and organized events that the Troop would take part in, and what would take place during the following troop meeting.  

Also, along with the meetings, Scouts were encouraged to participate with scouting more through challenges such as cooking, camping, and fishing and submitting media of completed challenges to Instagram and/or Facebook.  With these challenges, Scouts were given the opportunity to complete online merit badges and could participate in virtual camping, chess and even a 5K!  It was good for the Scouts to have the opportunity to rank up with the ability to complete merit badges online such as photography, American heritage, bird study, and fire safety to name a few.  Scouts also had the opportunity to assist other scouts with their Eagle projects during the pandemic, and were able to do so while remaining socially distanced.

I believe that all scouts are excited to get back to in-person meetings, although social distancing will be enforced.  

Zachary Gonzalez, Troop Scribe



      January 23, 1946    
    our 74th Year  


Lord Baltimore Lions Club

P. O. Box 525

Ocean View, DE 19970


Serving Millville, Clarksville, Ocean View, Bethany Beach, Frankford, Dagsboro


Please click here for July 2020 Newsletter




President Jack Bauer:                    

1st VP PDG Karl Gude:                   

            Secretary PCS Janet Bauer:           

            Treasurer PCT Don Stein:              

            Asst Treasurer Don Sherwood:

            Tail Twister Anne Gude

            Lion Tamer Don Austin

            Membership Bob Wisgirda:              

            LCIF Coordinator PDG Karl Gude:  

            Club Service Chair Ken Phillips

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