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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.