PICK UP SUPPLIES AT DISTRICT ROUNDTABLE … March 1-7
( ) March 1-7… Unit leader or unit coordinator attends the district roundtable to pick up bags, posters, patches and information.
( ) Units should select a community or neighborhood to canvas.
( ) Determine an assembly place and time for April 9 - 21. (Use your regular unit meeting place or another convenient location.)
DISTRIBUTE BAGS or DOOR HANGERS … beginning Monday, APRIL 9
( ) Youth members should be in uniform.
( ) Assemble at unit’s designated meeting place early enough to brief everyone and distribute bags.
( ) Have enough vehicles for the number of boys participating and area to cover.
( ) All boys should travel using the buddy system.
( ) Vehicles should stay as close to the boys as possible. It is advisable for additional adults to assist.
( ) Bags should include a note with the name ofthe unit contact and the unit’s collection day.
( ) Boys should leave the bags on the door handles. Do not put bags in mail boxes.
( ) Remind youth and adults of your unit’s collection day.
COLLECT FILLED BAGS … by Saturday, APRIL 21
( ) Assemble at your meeting place.
( ) Review plans for the day.
( ) Begin collecting at 9 a.m. from the same area you distributed bags.
( ) If there is no bag at the door, ring bell or knock. If no answer, go to the next house.
( ) Do not enter any homes.
( ) Food should be turned in at your collection center, counted, boxed, and then delivered to a neighborhood pantry.
Unit Coordinator’s Responsibilities
( ) 1. Accept responsibility for successful participation of your unit in its assigned area.
( ) 2. Recruit adult help with vehicles to assist Scouts on bag distribution and collection days.
( ) 3. Attend Scouting for Food briefing meeting during your district’s March roundtables to secure information, collection bags, posters and confirm territory.
( ) 4. Arrange for collection of filled bags in assigned territory and delivery of filled boxes to a designated neighborhood food pantry or a church or synagogue in your area that distributes food to the needy.
For complete list of pantries in your community please contact your county food bank web site for locations.
Foods Most Needed
Scouting for Food is targeted primarily at collecting canned food, particularly canned products having a high nutritional value.
• canned stews
• canned meat
• canned tuna
• peanut butter
• canned vegetables
• canned fruit
• Paper products
• household products
• soap (laundry and bath)
The campaign is prohibited from accepting any home canned or packaged food and any food having the package seal broken. In general, the campaign is not prepared to accept perishable items such as: milk, produce, ice cream and frozen food, and food in glass jars. If a large quantity of any of these type products become available, please contact Amanda Smith at Laurel Highlands Council at (412) 325-7974 for instructions.
Adopt a neighborhood Giant Eagle to collect canned foods and household products from shoppers during April 14th and May 2nd. Please contact your district coordinator for details.