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Scouting For Food
Scouting For Food

Scouting for Food is one of nation's largest food drives that Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers participate in to support their local food pantries and hunger-relief agencies.

The Scouts of the Cradle of Liberty Council have continuously exceeded expectations and fully stocked dozens of our partner agencies with bags and bags of canned food.

Check here for updates on this year's Scouting for Food campaign and learn how you can contribute.

COLSFFEach holiday season, Scouts in Greater Philadelphia volunteer thousands of hours of service by conducting one of the largest food drives in the area. This collaborative effort involves 6abc WPVI-TV, Philabundance, several local Scout councils, dozens of food pantries, hundreds of area businesses, and thousands of generous citizens. Scouts collected more than 275,000 pounds of food through last year’s effort.

The third point of the Scout Law is that a Scout is Helpful. Scouting for Food is an opportunity for Scouts to fulfil their promise and help ensure that no person goes hungry this holiday season.

  • Saturday, November 8, 2014: Scouts will distribute Scouting for Food bags door to door in communities throughout the Greater Philadelphia region.
  • Saturday, November 15, 2014: Scouts will pick-up canned goods and non-perishable boxed items placed in bags. Donations should be left in a visible location outside the front door of residences by 8:00 AM. If items are not collected for some reason, please visit a local food pantry or ACME Market to drop off your donation.
  • Thursday, November 27, 2014: Attendees of the 6abc Dunkin' Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade are encouraged to bring a canned food item. Scouts will canvas the parade route to collect the cans and donations will benefit Philabundance.
 

Bag distribution – Saturday, November 8, 2014

Food Collection – Saturday, November 15, 2014

On Saturday, November 8, 2014 Scouts and Leaders will be out in Philadelphia, Delaware and Montgomery Counties putting out Scouting for Food collection bags to as many houses as possible. Please keep track of the area your Unit distributes the Scouting for Food bags for pickup on November 15th.

On Saturday, November 15, 2014 the Scouts and Leaders will again be out to collect the generous donation of food by the good people of our communities.

Please wait until after 9am on Saturday, November 15th to start collecting food. Please have some Leaders and Scouts from your unit recheck the area you collected from after 11:30am to check for any food that may have been put out late.

After collecting and counting the generous donation of food from the good people of your community go to colbsa.org/food and let us know how many youth and adults participated, how many food items you collected and share any fun or interesting stories about your experiences.

To download a Scouting for Food event flier, click here

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Scouts will go door to door distributing Scouting for Food Bags

The Scouts will distribute Scouting for Food bags door to door on Saturday, November 8, 2014.

Please fill out this short survey about your bag distribution (after 11/10), click here

The Scouts will go door to door to pick up food donations

On Saturday, November 15, 2014 the Scouts will be picking up food left outside of residences and sort them for donation. If you were expecting a Scout to collect your donation and it was not collected on this day, please visit a local food pantry to drop off your donation.

Please fill out this short survey about how much food you collected
(after 11/16), click here

The Scouts will sort and count the total donations for their unit and report them.

Our units are proud of their efforts in 2013, they collected over
275,000 lbs. of food and are challenged to collect more this year. In an effort to measure our progress we are asking that each unit report their total collections. 

The Boy Scouts of America will collect food along the parade route of the 6 ABC Thanksgiving Day Parade.

On Thanksgiving, the Boy Scouts of America will assemble to collect food items from parade attendees. Efforts will be made through television commercials to ask attendees to bring items of food with them to be collected by the Scouts.

2014 6abc Thanksgiving Day Parade

Click here to learn more about the 2014 Parade


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