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Scouting For Food

The featured core value for Cub Scouts for the month of November is citizenship.  Our Pack will help encourage citizenship in our Cub Scouts by participating in the local Scouting for Food program this month.

This program has been going on since 1985 in our council. It provides three months of food for our local food pantries. On the second weekend in November, Scouts deliver bags to every house in the area. Then, the next weekend, the pick up the bags which have been filled with food and left out for them.

In our Pack, participation is mandatory. Cub Scouts are grouped as pairs or triples. With their parents, they arrange a time to deliver the bags on the first weekend and pick them up on the second weekend.  If we know a family is going to be out of town for one of the weekends, we put them in a triple group. Otherwise, they just need to arrange a time to get out despite all of the sports events and other activities.

The Scouts BSA Troop and Venture Crew also get involved. On the second weekend, they run a food collection point at our church. The Cub Scouts bring the bags of food they collected. Then the Scouts BSA and Venturers sort it and box it up so it can be delivered to local food pantries.

Hopefully your Scouts will be participating in a Scouting for Food event or other service project this month also.

2 Responses to Scouting For Food

  1. Ann MacPhail December 3, 2016 at 9:29 AM #

    I’m looking for a good way to thank the parent who served as our Scouting for food coordinator. It was her first year and she did a great job. Any ideas?

  2. Lloyd Bigger March 10, 2018 at 7:31 AM #

    You can make a Scout Doodle to show your appreciation:

    Mount a can of Tomato Sauce to a small piece of wood and when you award it say something like, “You are the secret sauce that helped make our food drive a success”.

    You can also give a detail like how many items, bags or pounds of food that were collected and ask for a big round of applause.

    Any other food item would work as well and make a reference that the person was the “secret ingredient that made our food drive a success”.

    Have fun with it and Good Luck!

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