Scouting for Food

Scouting for Food
Donation day is Saturday, May 5th, 2018

Scouting for Food is a council-wide service project to care for people in our local communities who are hungry and in need. Help feed local families by participating in our collection goal of 100,000 items (cans or non-perishable packages). The project concludes the first Saturday in May, as Scouts collect the food from their food drive efforts and deliver the donations to local food banks and pantries.

A Scout promises "to help other people at all times." This is an opportunity to show our communities the Scouting values of being loyal, helpful, kind and cheerful. There is no better way to show Scouting Spirit than by participation in the annual Scouting for Food drive!

Unit Checklist

  • Choose how your unit is going to participate: Door-to-Door collection, coordinate a local drive with a school, business or place of worship, or do a Friends & Family campaign within your unit.
  • Appoint a Scouting for Food Chair in your unit to contact a food bank or pantry location, coordinate pick-up and distribution times, report the unit collection tally, designate a meeting location.
  • Fill out the commitment form online or turn in the sign-up form.
  • Determine how many Scouts will participate and how many adults will be available to drive when picking up food.
  • Determine the number of bags and boxes needed. Ask your unit’s families to save these items for the drive.
  • If doing a door-to-door collection, print or request door hangers.
  • Talk to other units to get them to participate (consider a friendly competition).
  • Collect as many items as possible and total the amount.
  • Turn in food to your preferred food bank, pantry or church.
  • Report the final count using the online report form.
  • Celebrate your success and thank all your Scouts and parents for participating!

Reporting Service Hours

  1. At the conclusion of the drive, units report the tally of items collected using the online report form.

  2. In addition to the report form, units are encouraged to report their Scouting for Food service hours on the Journey to Excellence website. This helps provide the community an accurate report on the great service and dedication our Scouts are showing throughout the Great Trail Council.

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