Good Turn/Scouting For Food

Flier Distribution Date: February 4, 2017

Food Collection Date: February 11, 2017

Good Turn for AmericaGood Turn for America is a nationwide effort to demonstrate the power of volunteerism. All Boy Scouts are encouraged to perform at least one “good turn,” or good deed, every day. The Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, American Red Cross, and thousands of other community organizations have teamed up with the Boy Scouts of America to support the effort.

Click here to record the total of your unit's food collection.

Scouting For Food

  • Register your unit online thru the council website. This allows us to inform Second Harvest partner agencies what donation levels to expect and to order the correct number of patches.
  • Distribute fliers and collect food on specified date.
  • Log your service hours for the Journey to Excellence.

Ideas to help your unit collect more food:

  • Place a food collection box at your school, church or business. Be sure to get permission to do this.
  • Place signs in neighborhood entrances to announce dates of collection.
  • Knock on doors of homeowners that may have forgotten to place food on porch.
  • If your neighborhood has a Facebook page, use it to promote Scouting for Food.
  • Remind everyone that the food collected stays in the county that it was collected at a partner agency of Second Harvest.

FYI: We choose February as our Scouting for Food campaign due to the fact that many groups donate in November and December, but by February the food banks begin to run out of food to assist the needy families. For questions please contact the 2017 Middle Tennessee Council Scouting for Food Co-Chair Joyce Wheaton at

Click here to download Scouting for Food Overview

Click here to download Scouting For Food Horizontal Flyer

Click here to download Scouting For Food Door Hangtage

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