Scouting For Food

Scouting For Food – To Help Other People

“To help other people at all times…”

One of the core elements of the Scouting program is giving back to our neighbors and the people in our communities through a variety of different service opportunities. Each time we recite the Scout Oath, we’re reminded that we are to do this at all times. Scouting for Food (SFF) is a wonderful chance to let our friends, neighbors, and other citizens throughout the Permian Basin know that we are a vibrant and active organization that delivers its promise.

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Scouting for Food will take place throughout Buffalo Trail Council on Saturday, January 17th from 10:00am through 2:00pm. All Scout units are strongly encouraged to participate in full class A uniforms. This is an outstanding opportunity to show our community how much we care and that we as Scouts and Scouters stand behind the principals of good citizenship and doing a good turn daily.


Our local newspapers, radio and television stations will be involved in publicizing this newsworthy event. Remember, it’s all for a good cause and every bit of food and every dollar collected goes directly to West Texas Food Bank which will be in great need of replenishing their shelves right after the holidays.
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Bags for food pick up will be made available to Scout units in early January. Packs and Troops are welcome to have their own special food collection “parties” at Pack or Troop meetings – have fun with it! Consider giving incentives for the most cans of food or greatest weight collected. Or treat each article of non-perishable food as a raffle ticket to be entered into a drawing for some neat stuff. There are a lot of things that can be done to encourage the food collection.


Each district has a different Scouting For Food coordinator and a drop off location for food:


**Comanche Trails District’s Scouting for Food collection point is scheduled to be Albertson’s on 42nd Street and JBS Parkway in Odessa (4950 E. 42nd Street). For further information, contact John Gillian at (432) 413-2266.
**Chapparal District’s Scouting for Food collection point is HEB at 3325 W. Wadley in Midland.
**Lone Star District’s collection point is anticipated to be at HEB, 2000 S. Gregg St., Big Spring.
**Big Bend: TBD.


For more information, please contact your district’s Scouting for Food chairperson, Scouting professional or Aaron Bedell at (432) 570-7601.

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