Scouting for Food

 

Always the First Saturday in December 

Scouting for Food is the largest one-day event organized by the Cascade Pacific Council, Boy Scouts of America. Local area food banks will be teaming up with Scouts, unit leaders, and parents to collect food for those in need. For the third year in a row, the statewide network of regional food banks distributed more than 1-million emergency food boxes. This is a 41% increase since the beginning of the Great Recession in 2008. Demands for emergency food are still expected to increase as many families have experienced a loss of Federal assistance.  

 

      Scouting for Food Flier Drop Sites by District

     Click Here to Order Segments Online

 

NEW THIS YEAR! Online Form for Segments! Scouts receive a Scouting for Food segment for participating. Click Here to submit your Scouting for Food segment request online. Segments will be mailed to the main contact provided.


It's Happening in Your Neighborhood

Local area Scouts will go door-to-door to collect canned goods and other non-perishable food for those in need from local residents. The donations will be taken by the Scouts to drop-sites at designated food pantries in their hometown. 

Non-Perishable Canned Items
& Packaged Foods Needed
(but not limited to):

 

Canned Meats
Canned Tuna/Salmon/Spam
Peanut Butter
Jelly (no glass)
Canned or Dry Soups
Canned Stews and Chili
Tea Bags
Coffee (ground-no beans)
Canned Pasta
Canned Vegetables
Canned Fruits
Canned Pasta (Spaghetti "O's")
Hot and Cold Cereals
Rice
Cake Mixes
Pancake Mix
Syrup
Powdered Milk
Packaged Pasta (Macaroni & Cheese, etc.)
Juice Boxes (100% juice)
Canned Juices
Canned Beans
Canned Gravy
Granulated Sugar
Baby Food & Cereal (Glass Jars Accepted)
Baby Formula (Enfamil/Similac)
Granola Bars or Cereal Bars

Additional Items Needed
(but not limited to):

 

Diapers (all sizes)
Toothpaste (all ages)

Toothbrushes (med/soft)
Deodorant (antiperspirant)
Toilet Paper
Tissue
Wipes (hypo-allergenic)
Razors
Q-Tips
Soap
Bandages
Combs/Brushes/Picks
Feminine Hygiene Items
First-Aid Supplies
Laundry Soap

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tips to Remember for Scouts Going Door to Door

Use the buddy system and be safety conscious.

Never enter a house that is not yours.

Scouts are never to ride in the back of pick-ups.

Always wear safety belts while riding in a vehicle.

Always make sure you are accompanied by an adult.

Please wear your Scout uniform.

Be friendly and courteous to everyone you meet.

Remember to thank people even if they don't contribute.

Never start before 8:30AM to avoid waking up residents.

 

 District Contacts 

Each district has a Scouting for Food Chairperson who has obtained local drop sites for scouts to deliver the collected food and care items right in their own hometown. Please feel free to contact them with any questions or concerns regarding the process.

Calapooia Eric Hearn (541) 602-6194 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Chinook Dave Collins (360) 593-5775 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Eagle Valley Ginger Clifton (503) 560-0888 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ft. Clatsop Laurie Kautz (503) 717-9111 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lewis & Clark Doug Comeau (801) 671-1214 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mid-Columbia Flo Fleming (541) 380-0253 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Pioneer Mike Leinbach (503) 638-9302 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sunset Trail Bob Armstrong (503) 690-7788 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Three Rivers Mike Geisbush (503) 730-0027 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Thunderbird Lorne Hofeld (503) 756-3594 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tillamook David Noyes (503) 472-3868 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tuality Alicia Thompson (971) 998-8451 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Wapiti Kent Shelton (503) 309-2267 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Willamette John Shirley (503) 585-3418 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Council Contacts

For additional information please contact the following council representatives at any time.

 

Todd McDonald - Program Director -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Carrie Hutchcraft - Program Assistant - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jackie Dannemiller - Activities Chair - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.