The laziest form of charity is taking something from someone else and then giving it to the needy. There is a little effort in gathering, but most charities make better use of money than of dented cans and expired macaroni and cheese, or even undented and unexpired goods. So why to these St. Louis boy scouts just beg for my cans rather than actually doing something? If they want to give money, they should give their own money, or do something that earns money. They should do things all through the year, not just right before Christmas. I don’t need to list here all the kinds of things boy scouts can do. They know. There are tons of fantastic projects, from putting out nests for native pollinators to tutoring students to visiting nursing homes to building trails. Find something to do. Stop begging.
The point is boy scouts should do something themselves and not just mooch off me. I am fully capable of choosing my own charities and giving to them generously. Lazy, unimaginative scouts are not part of the equation.