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Scouting for Food

Saturday, March 1, 2025 (door hanger drop off)

Saturday, March 8, 2025 (door hanger/bags of food pick up)

Scouting for Food is a council-wide service project to care for people in our local communities who are hungry and those in need. The project begins the first Saturday in March, as Scouts distribute Scouting for Food door hangers in their neighborhoods to announce the upcoming food drive. Community members are encouraged to recycle an old grocery bag and fill it up with donated canned goods.  Scouts return the following Saturday, to pick up and deliver donations to their local food banks and pantries.

A Scout promises "to help other people at all times." There is no better way to show our Scouting Spirit than by participating in the annual Scouting for Food drive! Now is the time to show our community the Scouting values of being loyal, helpful, kind and cheerful.

Scouts will help make a difference to fight hunger. Scouting for Food is the leading service program for Boy Scouts of America and is a part of the national BSA program - Good Turn for America.


Request for Door Hangers

We are printing PRE-ORDER only door hangers and we need to know how many your unit would like to have to pass out around your community BY January 1, 2025. Please CLICK HERE to request your door hangers!


Reporting Service Hours

To report your service hours on Scouting for Food login into your Scoutbook account. CLICK HERE if you are unsure how to report your service hours in Scoutbook. 

This helps us to provide the community with an accurate report on the great service and dedication our Scouts are showing throughout the Black Swamp Area Council. 


Share your PHOTOS of Scouts in Action

We want to see your Scouts out participating in the Scouting for Food campaign.  We have set up a Google Photo Album for you to share your pictures.  Click Here to access the photo album, and share your 2023 Scouting For Food pictures with us!


Community Service Award

The service hours that you and your unit does for Scouting for Food can count towards the Community Service Award. CLICK HERE for more information on this award.

A Big Thank you to the 2024 Scouting For Food Sponsor for the printing and design of the door hangers



For questions, contact Drew DeMull at drew.demull@Scouting.org or (419) 422-4356 ext. 110.


Black Swamp Area Council
2100 Broad Avenue, Findlay Ohio
(419) 422-4356