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Scouting for Food

Scouting for Food 

Community Service is an important part of the Scouting Movement and has been for over 100 years!  For many years, Pikes Peak Council has sponsored a Council-wide service project called Scouting for Food where we have collected food for many of the food banks in our communities.  

This year we would like to make Scouting for Food the premier service event for all units in the Pikes Peak Council and we have come up with several ways that your unit can participate!  This will be a great way for your unit to reach out into our communities to tell them that Scouting is here to serve!

The key date will be April  21.  We will have a massive gathering of food from throughout the Southern Colorado area with the support of Care and Share, other food banks, and significant local publicity for Scouting.  There will be two drop off points spread across town.  The first drop off point will be at our local Pikes Peak Council Office at 985 W. Fillmore.  If you are closer to the west side of town, this will be your drop off point!  We will have a truck and a scale to record all of the food that your unit collects.  The second drop off point will be the Care and Share facility at 2605 Preamble Point.  It is located near the Constitution and Powers intersection,  up the hill on the east side.  If you are closer to the east side of town, this will be your drop off point! BOTH DROP OFF POINTS WILL BE ACCEPTING DONATIONS FROM 9:30AM - 2:30PM

How can your unit participate?  You can participate in three ways!

Door-to-door

This is how many of our units in past campaigns have participated--scouts fanning out into their communities to collect canned goods from their neighbors.  This year we will encourage units that want to do this to do it on Saturday, April 21 for a one day blitz.  We understand that units may have other commitments during weekends in April, so a one day service project may just fit into your schedule!

Retail Food Drive

In the same way your unit might opt to partner with your local food outlet for Show and Sells like with popcorn and camp card sales, your unit would approach the local manager of your favorite store front and get permission to have Scouts outside their door. Care and Share has already agreed to provide a list of the most need foods items. We will provide that list to each unit so that customers will know how to provide maximum effectiveness before they enter the store.

Corporate Food Drives

For first time units, we would encourage you to partner with corporate and business organizations to have food drives.  Units can do this in two ways.  First, if a Scouting parent works for or knows a business that would be willing to have a food drive, they can ask whether that organization would like to partner with the Scouts.  Or your unit can ask the Pikes Peak Council to pair you with one of our Corporate or Merit Badge partners.  What a wonderful way to let our business community find out what Scouting is all about and a great way for our Scouts to be introduced to local businesses!  A little kickoff at the company headquarters the week before our April 18th Scouting for Food day with a couple uniformed scouts would make a great first impression!

And of course you can participate in more than one of these methods if you like!

Key Dates:

 

March 6th: Rally and Kick Off at Care and Share Warehouse. Bring some Scouts!

April 21: 9:30am-2:30pm –SCOUTING FOR FOOD throughout the Southern Colorado Area

 

Have questions?  Contact our Scouting for Food Staff Adviser Micah Maffeo at Micah.Maffeo@scouting.org 

 

Thank you Care and Share!   

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