Teaming up to help

Local Cub Scout leaders, Kristin Dark (center) and Jasmine Laubender (2nd row, right ) help to host U.S. Marines with the Toys for Tots program, with specialty foods prepared by Navy League families. Scouts in the front row include (from left) Blake and Preston Felker, Benjamin Tran, Noah Dark, Tommy Laubender and Zane Dark. Boy Scout, Troop 224, Zane Dark (right front) assisted Navy League President Capt. John Payne (right, back row) in the formal color guard ceremony. Malibu has supported the Toys for Tots program for more than 30 years. Photo by Anne Payne

Local youngsters from Malibu Cub Scout Pack 119 assisted the Malibu Navy League to welcome the U.S. Marines who collected toys from the Point Dume branch of the Washington Mutual Bank, where the holiday festivities took place.