PHOTO COURTESY OF ROBERT MAHLER
Scout Bryce Maher of Boy Scout Troop 501 led a pet food drive in February for his Life Rank project. Along with the rest of Troop 501, friends and neighbors, he collected more than 30 items of pet food, two pet blankets and two gift cards totaling nearly $100 that were donated to New Beginnings Animal Rescue of East Brunswick. Bryce, left, is pictured with Karen Scott, president of New Beginnings. For more information about Troop 501, email BSATroop501NJ@gmail.com.