Scouting for Food
We promise to "help other people at all times". Here's a chance to prove that we believe what we say.
Our council has partnered with Dare to Care Food Banks; a statewide, nonprofit, independ-driven effort to collect food for the needy. Together, we make up one of the largest food drives in our area. Food collected by our Scouts in any of the dozens of communities we serve will stay in those communities and help neighbors in need.
Each unit in our council should:
- decide if you want to conduct a food collection drive
- attend their October Roundtable for Land Grabs.
- decide which agency you want to help in your community
In the fall of each year, the Boy Scouts of America go from house to house in neighborhoods all over the country collecting food items for those in need. We in the Lincoln Heritage Council are proud to participate in this event once again this year. We want to thank each and every Scout unit that chooses to participate. By participating in this event, you will be carrying out the Scout Oath, “On my honor I will do my best …..To help other people at all times….;” The Scout Law “A Scout is ..helpful..kind……,”and the Scout Slogan “Do a Good Turn Daily”.
To conduct a safe and successful Scouting for Food Project, remember the following:
Please review your Unit Coordinator Kit (available on the council website).
Know your territory.
Wear your Scout Uniform.
Distribute Scouting for Food sticky Post-Its on November 16.
Do not attach sticky Post-Its to mailboxes. Do attach sticky Post-Its to the front door.
Use the Buddy system.
As always, adult supervision is mandatory.
Return to the same territory on November 23 for Food collection.
Review the Scouting for Food Unit Coordinator Kit for many more helpful tips on how to conduct a safe and successful drive.
Each year, the Scout center receives calls from homeowners saying, “I placed my bag of food out just like the flyer said and no one picked it up! Why is that? Sometimes the Scout unit has already passed the home before the homeowner places the food items out for pick up. It is a good idea to backtrack through your territory to pick up food items missed on the initial pass through. This is a great opportunity for Scouts to help those in need. Thank you for your participation.
Click here to find the closest food collection site.
Thank you to all who participated. Please make sure to record your service hours. Click here to record your service hours.