Scouting for Food

One of Scouting’s foundational principles is “doing a good turn daily.”  Scouts at all levels of our program participate in good turns and service projects.  Some of these are for a rank advancement, the most famous being the Eagle Scout project.  Others are being good citizens or environmental programs to make our neighborhoods and communities a better place to live in.

As part of the Journey to Excellence, sharing your service project and logging it into the national toolbox is important.  The council uses this to let others know of our service to others.  Nationally, the statistics are important as we identify trends.

Do you know about Scouting for Food?  It’s been a project of the BSA for decades.  Scouts go out on one weekend (in 2016, November 5), place bags on the doors of their neighbors, and come back later (in 2016, November 12) to pick up the food and take it to a local food bank.  Bags are at the service centers and Roundtables in early October and with your district executives. Your unit can also pick up postcards, which are with your District Executives, which tell the customer exactly what to do and offer a Jiffy Lube coupon.

Once you have completed your collection on November 12, please give us some information about your day by clicking here 2016 SFF. 

Need locations for drop off? Please contact your local District Scouting for Food Chair with questions about the upcoming event.


Scouting for Food Flyer

Scouting for Food Leader Guide

Scouting for Food Unit Commitment Form

Scouting for Food Unit Report and Patch Order Form

Scouting for Food Grocery List for Store Front Setups