Scouting for Food

Each night children and families go to bed hungry.   A Scout who helps those in need will develop kindness, compassion and a lifetime need to make a difference in the world.

Scouting for Food is the largest one-day event organized by the Cascade Pacific Council, Boy Scouts of America and is always the first Saturday in December. 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.  

2017 Drop Sites

2017 District Scouting for Food Chairpersons

Click Here to Record Service Hours

Click Here to Order Segments Online

Online Form for Segments! Scouts receive a Scouting for Food segment for participating. Click the link above 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. 

Use the buddy system and be safety conscious.

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

  • 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.

Walk and Knock

Columbia Gorge and Fort Vancouver Districts Click Here to volunteer for Walk and Knock

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.

Chinook Brent Blackburn 360.274.7379
Columbia Gorge (Walk n' Knock) Bridget Forette
Eagle Valley Ginger Clifton 503.560.0888
Ft. Clatsop Birch Kelley
Ft. Vancouver (Walk n' Knock) Adam Hegewald 360.909.2746
Lewis & Clark John Foster 503.706.2533
Skyloo Jim Alberton 503.244.6032
Sunset Trail Jack Altenhofen 503.290.8497
Three Rivers Dave Strouts 503.258.7854
Thunderbird Joe Doering 503.935.7604
Tillamook David Noyes
Tuality Pat Thompson 503.887.5843
Willamette Steve Utter 971.337.5925