Scouting for Food is a door-to-door food drive that began in 1987 as a way of combating hunger in our local communities. Fighting hunger became one of the “five unacceptables” issued by the national office of the Boy Scouts of America and became the emphasis for all Scout councils across America. The other four were unemployment, illiteracy, child abuse and drug abuse. Scouting for Food continues to be a major program for many councils on an annual basis.
Units can pick up their Scouting for Food Door Hangers at the Scout Service Center in Moosic, PA. Then the unit will canvas their neighborhood, typically on a Saturday, leaving the door hanger on their neighbors' front doors. The door hanger asks that the family lave out a bad of food for the Scouts to pick up the following week. The door hanger also described what foods are accaptable or not.
A council wide coordinated Scouting for Food drive is usually conducted in late Winter or early Spring. However Packs, Troops,and Crews can conduct their own Scouting for Food colletion drives anytime. Simply complete the Scouting for Food Unit Commitment Form and turn into the Scout Service Center when picking up your door hangers.
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