Join us in our Annual Good Turn for America!
Every year, Scouting for Food is Miami Valley Council’s largest food drive. All Packs, Troops, Crews, and Posts are encouraged to participate in this council-wide Good Turn for America during the month of March to help the Miami Valley Council continue to grow the number of pounds donated to local food banks in our five-county area. Thank you to our 2023 Scouting For Food sponsor AES Ohio Foundation and our partners at The Foodbank!
Request 2023 Scouting For Food Door Hangers
Please fill out the form to commit your Unit to the 2023 Scouting For Food drive and to request your door hangers. Please submit by February 20th, 2023 so we can be sure to have enough door hangers in time.
Sign up your Business
We invite local businesses to join us in our annual Good Turn for America by holding your own Scouting for Food drive. Businesses are encouraged to create an employee or department challenge and to recognize those that collect the most food items or pounds of food.
To sign up your business for Scouting for Food and to request collection boxes, please click the button below.
Report 2023 Participation
Please be sure to fill out the participation form to report how many Youth and Adults participated in your unit’s Scouting For Food drive, how many pounds of food were collected and where you donated the food. The total number of youth and adults will be how many patches you will receive.
Please also take some time to give us some feed back on how this year’s SFF drive went and how we can improve for next year. A brief, optional, survey will follow the report form.
Contact your local food bank or pantry to make sure they need help.
Determine how many Scouts will participate and how many adults will be available to drive when picking up food.
Determine how your unit will be participating (there are multiple ways).
Determine number of door hangers needed and fill out the commitment form online by February 20th.
Talk to other units to get them to participate (consider friendly competition).
Pick up supplies at the Council Service Center -Date TBD (will be communicated once door hangers are in).
Collect as many non-perishable goods as possible and deliver them to your local food bank.
Your unit can participate throughout the month, but the official drive week is Saturday, March 11th – Saturday, March 18th
Report your final results using the participation report form above which also serves as the patch order. Please complete the report form by April 21, 2023.
Scouts will be distributing door tags on March 11th inviting the community to participate in the Scouting for Food drive. But, that’s not the only way to participate! Food can be dropped off at the Miami Valley Council office during regular business hours during the month of March. Businesses can participate in a workplace Food Drive to support the Scouting for Food Effort! If your business would like to participate in a workplace food drive to support our efforts, please click here to request a collection box.
For more information
Contact Amanda Schaedig at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 937-665-1068
How to Report your Service Hours
Scouting is all about service. Scouts and adult volunteers perform service to others through such efforts as Scouting For Food, Eagle Scout projects, neighborhood cleanups, flag placement on Memorial Day weekend, and much, much more.
While we do a great job at providing service, do we make sure our pack, troop, crew, or post is getting credit for it? Reporting your service hours is a fairly simple process.
- Log in to Scoutbook.scouting.org
- Click on Internet Advancement (left side of page)
- Click on Activities (left side of page)
- Click on the plus sign (top right of page)
- Click on Service Hours
- Select date and then click on Create New Activity
From this point simply fill in the boxes. When finished click on Record and Finish. This process is also useful when recording hikes and campouts as those options can also be selected in step 5. If you should need further assistance you can contact Daryl Reck at email@example.com.
Our goal as the Miami Valley Council is to become the most impactful youth organization in our region; to be known as a force for good; to build stronger communities and tomorrow's leaders.