Every year when the weather turns cold, Scouting for Food heats up.
That’s the council-run food-collection drive that benefits local communities.
Here’s how it works: Councils set their own dates for Scouting for Food. Most hold their drives on back-to-back weekends some time between November and March.
On the first weekend, Scouts go door to door with bags and/or door hangers to spread the word about the drive. On the second weekend, Scouts revisit those houses to gather bags bulging with canned food, cereal, pasta, peanut butter, juice and other nonperishables.
All those Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers running around collecting food serves as a very public reminder that Scouts are here to serve.
Once collected, the food is delivered to needy families all throughout the council’s borders.
To learn more and see tips for promoting and improving your Scouting for Food efforts, visit the Bryan on Scouting blog.