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.
Collection site drop off locations are open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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.
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.
Here are some helpful hints for recording your JTE service project hours: