Scouting for Food
When is it?
Bag Drop Off – Saturday November 5th, 2022
Bag Pick Up – Saturday November 12th, 2022
Due to popcorn orders and Winer Camp, units may opt to pick up or collect food any weekend during November. Please coordinate with your district executive.
Thank you Big Red for Sponsoring!!!
What is Scouting for Food?
Reporting Food Collected and Service Hours / Ordering Patches
On November 21, 2022 the unit leader will report the amount of food collected and request patches. Patches will be available for pickup at December roundtables.
Frequently Asked Questions
Units should coordinate with their district Scouting for Food chair to determine where each of the district’s units will be collecting food. Coordinating with the district Scouting for Food chair should eliminate any confusion regarding overlapping coverage areas.
Bring the food to the assigned district collection point where it will be gathered and distributed to food pantries.
Scouts only need to participate in one of the two weekends for Scouting for Food (bag drop off or food pick up). However, Scouts are encouraged to participate both weekends.
Yes, members of the entire family can participate in the food drive.
If a unit reports their participation on the day of food collection, patches should be available to units at the December roundtable. Delays in submissions may mean patches are unavailable or that special arrangements will need to be made for a pick-up at a future roundtable.
Yes, units can participate in individual or group food drives at other times of the year. The food pantries will appreciate any donations provided; however, Scouting for Food patches won’t be available for these collections.