Scouting for Food

November 11 & November 18

As Scouts, we know how fortunate we are to have a warm meal every night — whether around the campfire or at the kitchen table. And we know that not everyone is so lucky.

That’s why every year we host Scouting for Food, an annual food-collection drive run by the council. Scouting for Food takes place on two consecutive weekends. On November 11, Scouts distribute bags and/or door hangers to let their neighbors know about the drive. On November 18, Scouts revisit those houses to pick up bags full of canned food, cereal, pasta, peanut butter, juice and other nonperishable items. The food is delivered to needy families all throughout the council’s borders.

How does it work?
It’s simple. Each pack, troop, post and crew will distribute a Scouting for Food sticky note provided by the Independ Pilot Association to each residence in their assigned geographic area. Once food is picked up, You deliver it to your local collection site. Once your food is delivered to your site, please report your total food collected to your District Executive.  For a list of collection sites and land rushes please see Leaders Guide.

How does my unit sign up?
Complete the participation form in the Leaders Guide and return it to sarah.flowers@scouting.org.

Resources
Thank you to Bryan on Scouting for providing social media graphics, a thank you flier and tips on how to improve your unit's Scouting for Food Drive. View & download resources.

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