Scouting For Food 2018

posted Oct 28, 2018, 9:06 AM by Amanda Seigler






Scouting For Food is just around the corner!


Palm Beach Gardens, November 2018 – The Boy Scouts of America, Gulf Stream Council is partnering with residents to fight against hunger in the South East Florida Area during the annual Scouting for Food initiative. In 2017, 40 million Americans—including 6.5 million children— lived in households that were food insecure, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. This means these families were uncertain of having, or unable to acquire, enough food to meet the needs of all their members. 

To help alleviate hunger in our community, roughly 6,000 Scouts will canvass area neighborhoods on Saturday, November 3rd to distribute food-collection bags to homes. The following weekend, Saturday, November 10th, Scouts will pick up the bags filled with non-perishable items and deliver them to local food pantries throughout the community. 

The Scout Oath includes a promise “…to help other people at all times”. Our Scouts & Scouters live that promise every day, and we are proud to partner with our neighbors this month to reduce hunger in the Gulf Stream Council service area.  Last year, Scouts collected 42,370 pounds of food. This year, we hope to collect 150,000 pounds of food.



Bags were available for your unit at the October roundtable. Please coordinate with our District Executive, John Lejeune – ,  if you did not pick up bags and or need more for November 3rd. .


NOVEMBER 10TH - Food Drop off locations for our District are: In the North end: Oasis Compassion Food Pantry. 4952 10th Avenue North, Greenacres.

In the South end: Spanish River Church. 2400 Yamato Road, Boca Raton. Drop off times for both locations start at 8:30am.

If you are dropping off at one of these locations, please reply to this email and let us know which one, so we know to wait for you.  Most Units are done collecting by 11am.

At drop off , food will be weighed and recorded…please make sure you items are boxed an or bagged for weighing.


If you are not going to drop off at one of these location, because you have your own organization your Unit donates to, please record the weight, so we can add it to our count. Attached  is a collection sheet for all the Units to fill out, whether dropping off at our location or a separate one. Please fill out these sheets and turn in to our District drop off location or send back to Kris or Joanne. We really want to keep track of how much is donated this year as well. Gulf Stream Council will be blasting out some information on scouting for food via social media. 

The goal for Everglades this year is 37,500 lbs …that’s about 30 lbs per scout to collect.


There will also be food drop off boxes at the Council Office and M.E. Rinker Scout Shop as well. If any of you would like to place drop off boxes in your chartered organizations for collection, with their approval, we recommend using a basic U-Haul box, maybe covered in wrapping paper. Attached is a  Scouting For Food Collection box sign.


If you are not participating  on these dates this year, please respond to this email and  let us know what you are doing to coordinate with this event.


Do a Good Turn daily!