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This page is maintained by David Bailey, 2017 Scouting for Food Chair
Scouting for Food
As you are probably aware, the need for feeding the hungry in the Appalachian Trail district has grown in the past several years. We’ve all faced scheduling challenges around campouts, weather, and events for the youth in our programs. In an effort to be more responsive to the scheduling needs of our units, encourage higher participation, and greater “grass roots” visibility in the community. The Atlanta Area Council has changed how Scouting for Food will work this year. Council has targeted April as the “Month of Service” but remains flexible in terms of when we participate in the project.
Our goals are simple:
Feed as many people as possible in our community – you choose the time, date, and beneficiary of your collection. Please choose a beneficiary that makes the biggest impact in the area that your unit is meeting. This can be MUST Ministries, your chartered organizations food pantry, a shelter, or even an elementary school food pantry.
Fulfill our commitment to “do a good turn daily” and to “help other people at all times”.
Be seen as a positive force in our community.
How can you get involved?
Download the complete information kit from the District Website.
Generate interest in your unit, and determine how many bags and flyers you will need.
Solicit bags from your local grocer or retailer (Note: This is different from the past. Council is not printing bags or flyers this year.)
Print flyers (a template is posted on the district website) showing the time / date of your collection.
Send me the time / date of your collection. If we have a large group of units settling on the same time period (April for instance) I will try to get a story in the local papers.
On the day of your event:
Fill out your Unit Participation Roster with the name of all Scouts and Leaders that participated.
Count the number of items collected
If possible, take a picture of your Scouts and the food that they collected that can be shared with local papers, District, and Council. I will try to send as many as possible to the local papers (if you will be doing this yourself, please let me know).
Send the roster to email@example.com so that I can collect your patches from Council and deliver them to you at the monthly Roundtable meeting.