Scouting for Food

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Service Project Details

Full Unit Info Kit

Bag Pick-Up Locations

Information on Logging Service Hours

Service Hours Log

Food Drop-Off Locations

Log Your Food Totals

Food drive. Over 13,000 Scouts in the 14 counties of our council will come together for this two-day service project. 

Our Good Turn has a positive impact on the community. Food pantries will be stocked for the winter months and Scouts have an opportunity to see how community service and volunteerism make a difference. This is truly an outstanding project.  

Scouting for Food is as successful as you make it. Be sure everyone knows your plan and expectations. Work to ensure every home in your community receives a bag and is given the opportunity to donate food. If you are unable to cover your community, contact your Unit Serving Executive right away.

To assist you, we have prepared this Unit Information Kit; please review the materials thoroughly. If you have any questions, contact your Unit Serving Executive.

Service Project Details

What:                An area-wide food drive conducted to support agencies that provide food to those in need. The W. D. Boyce Council will conduct this drive in 14 counties in Central Illinois. More than 13,000 Scouts and adult Scouters collect food.  

 

When:                Saturday, November 9, 2013 – Bag Distribution Day

                              Saturday, November 16, 2013 – Food Collection Day

 

How:            On a community basis, packs, troops, and crews distribute bags and informational flyers to homes around their town(s) and, a week later, return to collect bags filled with canned goods. Units deliver food to a food pantry within the community where the food is collected.

Unit Game Plan

 

For complete details, download the 2013 Scouting for Food Unit Kit by CLICKING HERE!

All units should communicate their bag distribution and collection plan to all families within the unit.

All Scouts and Scouters should be in full uniform. The public will be able to identify us. Thanks to our publicity, they will know why you are there and what it is you are doing.   

Select an assembly place and time for November 9 and November 16 - e.g., unit's regular meeting place or other convenient, central location. Be sure everyone is aware of the time and location. 

Remind Scouts and adults the week before Bag Distribution Day and Food Pick-up Day.

On November 9

One leader will pick up bags and information flyers at one of the Casey's General Stores locations listed below.

Assemble ahead of time. Brief the adults and Scouts, and distribute the bags.

All Scouts should travel in groups of two or more (the buddy system).

Have enough vehicles to support the number of Scouts and area covered.

Scouts should leave the bags on doors. Do not enter the home. Do not put the bags in the mailbox.

Bags should be distributed to residences only, no businesses.

Vehicles should stay as close to Scouts as possible. Adults should be on the streets to supervise.

On November 16

Do not begin collection before 9 a.m.   This allows families time to place food outside.

Review plans for the day.

Ask Scouts to cover the same area in which they distributed bags.

If there is no bag at the door, ring the bell or knock.   If there is no answer, go to the next house; do not enter a house.

While collecting food, keep a simple tally of the number of plastic bags collected containing donated food.

At the food collection locations, Scouts will unload the food.

After delivering the food to the local pantry, visit www.wdboyce.org/ScoutingforFood and click on “Collected Food Totals” and submit your pack or troop’s bag count.

PLEASE COVER YOUR TERRITORY BY CAR IN THE EARLY AFTERNOON TO COLLECT BAGS MISSED DURING THE MORNING PICK UP.

 

Bag Pick-Up Locations

Each of the following locations are Casey’s General Stores. The cases of bags will be distributed proportionally based upon the projected number of homes in the surrounding area. Your Unit Serving Executive will assist you in how many bags to take.

NOTE: Each case contains 10 bundles of bags; each bundle has 100 bags. You will also need to take the same number of informational flyers as number of bags. These flyers will be located in the same place in the store as the bags.

 

BLOOMINGTON   
3007 GILL ST. BLOOMINGTON, IL 61704

CHILLICOTHE
1206 W TRUITT AVE. CHILLICOTHE, IL  61523

DWIGHT
100 WATERS DRIVE DWIGHT, IL  60420

FARMINGTON
84 S MAIN
FARMINGTON, IL  61531

FORREST
207 S CENTER ST.
FORREST, IL  61741

LEWISTOWN
818 MAIN ST.
LEWISTOWN, IL 615421

LINCOLN
1100 5TH ST.
LINCOLN, IL 62656

MASON CITY
224 EAST CHESTNUT ST.
MASON CITY, IL 62664

MENDOTA
801 MERIDEN ST.
MENDOTA, IL 61342

METAMORA           
219 E MT VERNON
METAMORA, IL  61548

MORTON
1850 S MAIN
MORTON, IL 61550


NORMAL
810 N BEECH           
NORMAL, IL  61761

OTTAWA,
400 W NORRIS DRIVE
OTTAWA, IL 61350

PEKIN          
1800 N 8TH ST.
PEKIN, IL  61554

PEORIA
6203 N BIG HOLLOW RD.
PEORIA, IL  61615


PERU           
2428 W 4TH ST.
PERU, IL  61354

PONTIAC
703 E HOWARD ST.
PONTIAC, IL  61764

PRINCETON          
520 W PERU ST.
PRINCETON, IL  61356

STREATOR
1401 E MAIN ST.
STREATOR, IL  61364


TREMONT
218 W PEARL ST.
TREMONT, IL 61568

WASHINGTON
2201 WASHINGTON RD.
WASHINGTON, IL  61571


WEST PEORIA
2114 W FARMINGTON RD.
WEST PEORIA, IL  61604

 

 

 
 

If you are unable to pick up your bags at one of the locations within your district, please contact the council office at (309) 673-6136 no later than Monday, November 4, 2013.

Please contact your Unit Serving Executive with any questions.

 

Food Drop-Off Locations

A potential listing of food drop-off locations can be found by CLICKING HERE! Additional pantries might be added leading up to November 16th. If a pantry in your community is not listed, please contact them and determine a mutually agreed upon devlivery date and time.

 
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