2012 Scouting for Food,
A National Good
2012 Kickoff Meeting
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 7:30pm
Nobscot Scout Reservation - White Lodge
Hunger is a severe problem in the United States for families
with scarce resources. Children suffer most when limited
family income must be used for other necessities such as
housing. With the high cost of housing in our communities,
this is a real everyday crisis. A well-balanced nutritional
diet is not provided to tens of thousands of children right
here in our communities. These families rely on local food
pantries to provide them with a variety of food.
What is Scouting for Food?
The “Scouting for Food” campaign will involve a door-to-door
food collection effort by Cub and Boy Scouts. Scouts will
distribute collection bags on November 3 throughout their designated area.
Saturday, November 10, the filled bags will be collected by
the Cub and Boy Scouts and brought to local food pantries,
who will make the food available to the needy.
What is the Need?
Hunger hurts. Hundreds of families are now served by food
pantries, soup kitchens and shelters in MetroWest alone.
Hunger strikes all ages. The elderly, the disabled, the
homeless, the unemployed, women and children all need food.
It is estimated that 36% of the clients of the food pantries
are children. This Good Turn is about “Kids helping Kids.”
Food shortages abound. Over 24 agencies rely on our Scouting
for Food to help keep their shelves full for the needy.
What is the Answer?
Hunger is a problem we can solve by working together.
“Scouting for Food” offers a starting point to help our
area’s food pantries supply of food. If we increase the
amount of food available, more people can be helped and
those on emergency food supplies can receive food more
What Can You Do to Help?
A great deal. Let your district executive know that your
unit is willing to help our neighbors here in MetroWest.
Together we can help ensure that no child goes to bed at
Price Chopper has agreed to donate our Scouting for Food bags
and are available for pickup at the Council Service Center.
For additional information, please contact
Bob Wyman or 508-872-6551 x225.
Units planning to participate are asked to submit the
Scouting for Food Unit Commitment Form.
Unit Good Turn Reports
Units are asked to submit a short report on the results
of their "Good Turn."
Submit your report online.
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