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.
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
- Wipes (hypo-allergenic)
- 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
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.
|Columbia Gorge (Walk n' Knock)||Bridget Forettefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Eagle Valley||Ginger Cliftonemail@example.com|
|Ft. Clatsop||Birch Kelleyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ft. Vancouver (Walk n' Knock)||Adam Hegewaldemail@example.com|
|Lewis & Clark||John Fosterfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sunset Trail||Jack Altenhofen||503.290.8497||Activities@sunsettrail.org|
|Three Rivers||Dave Stroutsemail@example.com|