Laurel Highlands Council

Scouting for Food

Activities

Scouting for Food

Boy Scouts of America working with Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

Provide non-perishable food and supplies to Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and its member network.

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Boy Scouts of America working with Animal Friends

Animal Friends of Pittsburgh

Provide a family with pet food for their furry family members by contributing to Animal Friends of Pittsburgh.

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Boy Scouts of America Scouting For Food

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Make a Scouting contribution in any amount to the Laurel Highlands Council to support local Scouts.

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Particpate in the Virtual Campaign by selecting where you would like to send your contribution.


Boy Scouts of America | 2017 National Jamboree

Everyday, Scouts practice their "Good Turn" efforts by participating in community service. And each year, Scouts continue their Good Turns by helping the food insecure in southwestern Pennsylvania through the Scouting for Food Campaign. This national initiative encourages companies, community organizations, and Scouts to be involved in local community-service initiatives that fight hunger through their participation in annual food drive.  

The Scouting for Food Campaign 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. Each year more partnerships arise through the good work of local food banks connecting the Laurel Highlands Council with other food banks and pantries in need of assistance. The purpose of the drive is to collect non-perishable food and household items, or monetary contributions to help the food insecure in our local neighborhood and communities in the Laurel Highlands Council region.

Each year, the Scouting for Food Campaign grows in contributions, but unfortunately, the need to help the food insecure families continues to grow. We encourage our family, friends, and neighbors to become involved by contributing non-perishable food and household items to local scout units, companies, or organizations participating at the corporate level.

All units and companies interested in supporting their communities with the 2020 Scouting for Food Campaign can sign up below. Be sure to fill out the entire form so that we have all of your correct information. 

 

Participating Intermediate Locations

The council-wide collection day originally sceduled for April 25th is being rescheduled. Please check back for updates!

Please select a location from this list or another food bank or food pantry near you to deliver your Scouting for Food collections. If you already deliver your food contribitions to a specific location, please continue to do so! The council wide collection day will sever as an event to further our message about Scouting for Food.

Animal Friends of Pittsburgh

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank in Duquesne 

Greater Washington County Food Bank in Brownsville

Greene County Corner Cupboard in Waynesburg

Beaver County Salvation Army in Beaver Falls

Western Maryland Food Bank in Cumberland, MD 

 


Scouting for Food Reporting 

This year the 2020 Scouting for Food Campaign reporting process will all be done online. To report both virtual and physical contributions that your unit receved, please click the scorecard button below. 

Please note that to qualify for 2020 Scouting for Food Patches, your unit must report all numbers.  A new date for reporting will be determined when the physical collection is rescheduled. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

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 unit, company, and orgaization participating in the Scouting for Food Campaign is responsible for collecting food contributions and arranging for transportation of the food to intermediate collection points or to the selected food bank. In instances where a large volume of food is collected, the food can be picked up at the organization's collection center. However, arrangemetns need to be made with the 2020 Scouting for Food Coordinator.

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, Laurel Highalnds Council. If possible please include 2020 SFF in the memo.

Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank Virtual Drive

Any corporation or organization can set up a Virtual Drive through the GoFundMe Charity Website. Instructions on how to set up a virtual drive can be found by clicking here. A printable flyer for the virtual drive is also avaliable below.

Make a virtual donation by using the link below.

Virtual Donation

Virtual Flyer

Campaign Materials

Virtual Flyer 

Flyer (April Campaign)

Editable Flyer (April Campaign)

Poster (11in. x 17in.) (April Campagin)

2020 Leader Guide

Questions?

Please contact 2020 Scouting for Food Coordinator, Lyndsay Seibel at 412-325-7926 or lyndsay.seibel@scouitng.org.