In this year of COVID-19, we suggest alternate ways to collect donations and keep Scouts and volunteers safe and healthy. Some ideas are:
- Set up a contactless, drive thru drop off location where Scouts and volunteers receive donations by removing bags from the trunk or rear hatch of vehicles
- Create drop off bins on Scout front lawns or in stores other than grocery stores that already have them
- Drive by pickup – ask donors to leave bags at the end of their driveway and Scouts will grab with no contact with donors
We are creating a guidance document that will speak specifically to Scouting For Food, based on the Mayflower Council COVID-19 Guidance. All leaders and parents should read through the four COVID-19 documents before engaging in any activity as we all re-engage in our Scouting activities.
Contact Chris Thorp, Activities Committee Chair if you have questions.
A Cub Scout promises to “give goodwill”, a Scouts promises “to help other people at all times.”, and a Venturer promises “to help others”. There is no better way to show your Scouting spirit than by participating in the annual Scouting for Food drive! Now is the time to show your community the Scouting values of being loyal, helpful, kind and cheerful.
Scouting for Food is when you and over 10,000+ other Scouts throughout the Mayflower Council, BSA help make a difference to fight hunger. This council-wide service project begins Saturday, November 7th, as Scouts distribute flyers or bags in their neighborhoods to announce the upcoming food drive. Scouts return the following Saturday, November 14th, to pick up and deliver donations to their local food banks and pantries.
How can you help make a difference? Talk to your Scoutmaster, Cubmaster, Crew Advisor, or Den Leader today and let them know you want to help make a difference.