Good Turn/Scouting For Food
Good 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.
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.
- Combine Scout Sunday / Sabbath (will be February 1st or 8th for most congregations) with Scouting for Food by promoting it and having a Food Collection at the Church / Synagogue.
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 2015 Middle Tennessee Council Scouting for Food Co-Chair Trent Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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