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Scouting For Food

The Denver Area Council will be conducting a Scouting for Food – Spring Edition, the week of April 24th through May 1st, 2021. Want to join us? Register your unit to participate! Help us end the fight against hunger by supporting local food banks throughout the Western Slope and Denver Metro area.

Door hangers are provided to Scouts to deliver throughout their neighborhoods. Filled bags are picked up by DAC units the morning of the food drive and delivered to recipient organizations and food banks. 

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! Because of the pandemic, the need for Scouting for Food is greater than ever before!

Door hangers

After you complete the registration process, the staff advisor for this event will e-mail you to ask how many door hangers your unit will need. In the event you run out, feel free to use the digital files below (coming soon!) to print out as many as you need for your unit! 

One per page

Two per page

COVID-19 CONSIDERATIONS

Each unit committee, and family participating in Scouting for Food needs to determine if participating in Scouting for Food is a good fit for their unit and membership. The unit committee should review the Restart Scouting Checklist and establish protocols and procedures for your unit.

Scouting for Food will be de-centralized and units will be making specific arrangements with local food pantries in their specific communities to find a receiving agency for the food they collect using this site. If a unit has a chartering organization or knows of an organization that would benefit from receiving the collected food, you are more than welcome to make individual arrangements to deliver the food. We are asking units on the Western Slope to choose a local foodbank or pantry to donate to.

collection of donations

Units should track the total number of food items collected and the number of participating Scouts to include on their Scouting for Food report before delivering it to their  receiving organization, which they can find using this site.

Each unit should select a Scouting for Food Coordinator and begin planning for a successful food drive.

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.

Don’t forget to track your service hours using the Internet Advancement website!

For questions, e-mail: Stephany Mesa-Guerra