C Scouting for Food Door-Hanger Distribution


C Scouting for Food Door-Hanger Distribution
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10/8/2015 5:00 PM
Last Day To Register
10/30/2015 5:00 PM
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The core tenets of Scouting not only include self-improvement, but service to others; in your local community there are men, women, and children without access to food or the regular comforts which can so often be taken for granted.

The Scouting for Food initiative is your opportunity to provide relief for those who need it most! On the first Saturday in November (11/7/15), Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and the many local volunteers will deliver Scouting for Food door hangers throughout their local neighborhoods. A week later (11/14/15), Scouts will return to collect the donated non-perishable food items left outside, and bring them to a centralized drop-off location within their community.

Non-perishable food and hygiene items are in greatest need. Some examples include

  • Canned protein (tuna, chicken, peanut butter)
  • Soups
  • Grains (pasta, rice)
  • Canned vegetables and fruits
  • 100% fruit juice
  • Hygiene products (diapers, toilet paper, tissues, soap, toothpaste)

Please avoid accepting glass items.

Door Hangers will be available for pick-up at your local Scout office or soonest District Roundtable. Please let us know ASAP how many hangers you expect to need, and where you intend to bring food to.

When distributing door hangers, be sure that your Scouts use the buddy system and have adequate Adult supervision. Determining and assigning distribution territory beforehand is highly recommended, and, naturally, make sure everyone is in their uniform!

Remember, distribute to residences only, skipping businesses or apartment buildings with controlled entrances or rules against solicitation. And, most importantly of all, DO NOT ENTER ANY HOME FOR ANY REASON.

For questions, please contact your District Scouting for Food Chairperson, your local Scout Office, or Staff Advisor Jim Garrett.

Your local food banks, pantries, and soup kitchens pantries do amazing work, but they can’t do it alone, so please grab ahold of this amazing opportunity to make a very real difference in someone’s life.

You don’t have to wait until Christmas to get in the spirit of giving!


The Spirit of Adventure Council, Boy Scout of America