Laurel Highlands Council

Scouting for Food

Activities

Scouting for Food

Boy Scouts of America | 2017 National Jamboree

Today, Boy Scouts continue their Good Turn efforts by helping the hungry in southwestern Pennsylvania through Scouting for Food. This national initiative encourages companies, community organizations, and Scouts to be involved in local community-service initiatives that fight hunger through their participation in the Boy Scouts of America, Laurel Highlands Council’s Annual Scouting for Food drive.

Scouting for Food serves food banks throughout Allegheny, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Greene, Indiana, Somerset and Washington counties. In 2014, the drive saw the addition of two counties in Maryland and four counties in West Virginia. The purpose of the drive is to collect non-perishable food and household items, or monetary contributions to help feed the hungry in the Boy Scouts of America, Laurel Highlands Council.

Since 1987, over 124 million units of food have been collected and distributed to the surrounding food banks. However, the need to help the hungry continues to grow. We encourage our neighbors to become involved by contributing non-perishable food and household items to local scout units, companies or organizations participating at the corporate level, or at collections sites at participating Giant Eagle markets.

Units

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Score Card - Record Keeping

Journey to Excellence - Service Hour Reporting

Please submit your Scouting for Food Score Card Report to:

Scouting for Food
Boy Scouts of America
Laurel Highlands Council
1275 Bedford Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Journey to Excellence Site: Reporting Service Hours

Units are encouraged to report their Scouting for Food collection projects on the Journey to Excellence website. This helps provide the community an accurate report on the great service and dedication our Scouts are showing throughout the Laurel Highlands Council.

Food Pick Up

Each corporation or organization is responsible for collecting food contributions and arranging for transportation of the food to collection points or to the designated food banks. In instances where a large volume of food is collected, the food can be picked up at the organization's collection center.  Please contact the Scouting for Food coordinator at 412-325-7931 for instructions.

Monetary Donations

Although the contributions of food and household products are preferred, monetary donations are also appreciated and will be used to support the Scouting for Food campaign. Please make checks payable the Boy Scouts of America.


Corporations and Organizations

Register Now

Register Now of Washington County

Score Card - Record Keeping

Score Card - Washington County

Campaign Materials - Corporate Only

Virtual Drive - Coming Soon

Please submit your Scouting for Food Score Card Report to:

Scouting for Food
Boy Scouts of America
Laurel Highlands Council
1275 Bedford Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Virtual Drive

Any corporation or organization can set up a Virtual Drive through the CrowdRise Website

Virtual Drive Set Up Instructions

Virtual Drive Flyer

Campaign Materials

Flyer/Poster

Editable Flyer/Poster

Food Pick Up

Each corporation or organization is responsible for collecting food contributions and arranging for transportation of the food to collection points or to the designated food banks. In instances where a large volume of food is collected, the food can be picked up at the organization's collection center. Please contact the Scouting for Food coordinator at 412-325-7921 for instructions.

Monetary Donations

Although the contributions of food and household products are preferred, monetary donations are also appreciated and will be used to support the Scouting for Food campaign. Please make checks payable to the Boy Scouts of America.