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Scouting For Food


Welcome to the Scouting for Food Page!

The Scouting for Food Drive began as a National Good Turn in 1988 and the tradition continues every year at the Garden State Council!

The food drive, which collects non-perishable items, provides much needed food items to help fight hunger in our communities. One out of five children and one out of every twelve households with seniors go hungry in New Jersey.  In New Jersey alone, 900,000 people rely on food banks just to survive. For more facts on hunger in New Jersey, visit: http://www.cfbnj.org/food/understanding-hunger

All Scouting units are encouraged to participate in the annual Scouting for Food Drive.  

Important dates for the 2016 drive:

  • Scouting for Food Bags are now Available!  Pick-up bags from council offices

  • Saturday, November 12, 2016 begin bag distribution

  • Saturday, November 19, 2016, begin bag pick-up

  • Thursday, December 1, 2016, report the results of your success by this date

NOTE: Bags will be distributed at all October Roundtables. They are not available yet.

Click here for details and unit instructions. 

Scouting for Food flyer templates that your unit, or an individual Scout, can customize, print and attach to the bags are available for download. The flyers are generic so they can be used for all Scouting units. Click here for the 3 per page version, and here for the single page version.

To report your Scouting for Food results by December 1, 2016  council click here.

To complete your National reporting (which impacts your units Journey to Excellence score) visit https://my.scouting.org and log your service hours.

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