Scouting for Food
On behalf of Patrick Covell, Crossroads of America Council Program Director:
Thank you for doing your part for Scouting for Food this year! There have been a few great stories shared so far and some hours recorded, but we know there is a lot more out there to be accounted for. We need to get what we have accomplished recorded so that we can inform others of our efforts.
Please record your patch request and service hours information HERE (<== link). The deadline to get your patch request in is Monday, April 23rd, so that you have the weekend to get this accomplished.
Please also make sure to get your service hours recorded HERE (<== link); don’t forget that you will need your ID number to record service hours.
If you need help recording service hours, please see this YouTube video: How to Record Scout Service Hours (BSA).
Again, thank you for what you do to serve your community!
There are still two weeks left to participate in the National Scouting for Food drive! This coming Saturday March 24 is the day that your Scouting Unit can ask for donations from customers shopping at Kroger stores.
Remember that participation counts towards service hours!
Please check our previous article on Scouting for Food (<== linked here) for the sign-up link and more details.
Please complete the Unit Commitment Form [<== linked here] by March 12, 2018!
Scouting for Food is a national Boy Scouts of America community stewardship project aimed at addressing the problem of hunger in local communities. Crossroads of America Council participates in this annual spring food collection program with all proceeds staying in central Indiana. In partnership with Kroger and the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana, Scouts collect approximately 75,000 pounds of food through door-to-door collection or pre-packaged grocery bags in participating central Indiana Kroger stores. This campaign generally occurs between the months of March and April. Units can pick the time that best fits their calendar during this time frame and can submit for the participation patch at any time with the link provided. Participation in Kroger Scouting for Food counts toward service hours.
Our North Star Community Service Chair and contact for Scouting for Food is Mike Faulk (firstname.lastname@example.org).
See the LINKS below for online forms and key documents:
- Online sign-up to collects items at a Kroger store (Saturday, March 24);
- Patch request form;
- Recording of service hours;
- CAMPAIGN PACKET;
- GLEANER’s NEEDS flyer;
- KROGER handouts; and
- CAMPAIGN FLYER .
How close can we get to 100% participation this year? In 2017 only two North Star units participated in Scouting for Food. Let’s see if we can get more units to participate in this effort to reduce hunger close to home. Looking forward to a great Scouting for Food campaign with our District!
Scouts in Zionsville have picked up and run with the Scouting for Food Program.
For other packs and troops that are interested in promoting Scouting for Food, this is what Zionsville Scouts are doing.
Take a look and see what you could do to support such a worthy program.
Hey Zionsville Scouts!It is that time of year – the time when we show how a Scout is Helpful 🙂 Time for the annual Scouting for Food Drive!Each Cub Scout Den/Girl Scout Troop is asked to sign up for one or more neighborhoods in Zionsville to canvas for donations (trick or treat style works best) and then bring and sort those donations to the Zionsville Food Pantry. The dates for delivery this year are April 9 and 10th. 1-3pm.Scouts wishing to participate in the Eagle Elementary, PVE, Stonegate or Boone Meadow school districts please go to the signupgenious for neighborhoods — Scouts participating in the Union Elementary neighborhood please contact Cub Master Jeremy Morin [email omitted] for instructions.Boy Scout Troops are asked to either volunteer at the pantry for service hours Saturday or Sunday between 1-3 or have Patrols sign up for neighborhoods. Whichever works best for your scouts. If volunteering at the Pantry please send Sharla Merrick [email omitted] a list of volunteers and hours expected to work prior to that weekend.