Scouting For Food

The Denver Area Council (DAC) partners with 9News to “Scout for Food” and units collect items that are donated to the 9Cares Colorado Shares food drive. The food drive provides food to more than 100 food banks throughout the Metro area.

Door hangers are provided to Scouts to deliver to their neighbors who can fill a bag with food. Filled bags are picked up by DAC units the morning of the food drive, beginning at 7 a.m., and delivered to 9News collection sites. 

All Scouting units are encouraged to participate in this council-wide community service initiative. Scouting for Food participation inspires youth and teaches them the importance of community service. Service is a key ingredient in Citizenship! 

Each unit should have a Scouting for Food Coordinator.

9News Collection Site Drop Off Locations

Collection site drop off locations are open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Southwest Plaza
8501 W. Bowles Ave.
Littleton, CO 80123

American Furniture Warehouse
8501 Grant St.
Thornton, CO 80229

Hilton Denver Inverness
200 Inverness Dr. W
Englewood, CO 80112

9News is asking for volunteers at the collection sites above.

Reporting Requirements After the Drive

To reach “Gold” status for Journey to Excellence, Packs and Ships must report four service projects each year. Troops and Crews must report six service projects each year.

Log in and report your unit’s JTE service projects here.

Here are some helpful hints for recording your JTE service project hours:

  1. Your Unit ID is the same number used by your unit when recording Internet Advancement. If you do not know this number, please contact the Council Service Center at 303.455.5522.
  2. The Denver Area Council is Council number 061.
  3. Your local unit number must be four (4) digits. If your pack/troop number is only two (2) or three (3) digits, front fill with zeroes i.e. Pack 123 becomes Pack 0123.

JoLynne Conrad