When is it?
Bag Drop Off – between Saturday, November 13 and Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Food Pick Up – Saturday, November 20, 2021
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What is Scouting for Food?
Reporting Food Collected and Service Hours / Ordering Patches
On November 20, 2021 the unit leader will report the amount of food collected and request patches. Patches will be available for pickup at December roundtables. The council will report all service hours for the units on the BSA Journey to Excellence website.
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. Their participation is counted towards Journey to Excellence (JTE).
The council will submit your unit's service hours on the BSA Journey to Excellence website.
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. These service hours can be entered in Journey to Excellence so the unit receives credit for participating in a service project; however, Scouting for Food patches won’t be available for these collections.