Scouting for Food

Scouting for Food is an annual food-collection drive, and one of the many service projects the BSA has conducted since 1910.

870,000 Bay Area residents and a quarter million residents in our council geography lack adequate access to food. Scouts can help make an impact by participating in the annual Scouting for food drive

This annual effort for Scouting in the Bay Area is coordinated in November. Door hangers are provided in October for Scouts to distribute to neighbors and businesses during the week of November 7 though 16th (Tentative) , requesting donations to be picked up on November 14th or 21 (Tentative).

Community Information

Map of neighborhoods Scouts are collecting

Food Banks & Collection Times for November 14 or 21 – Tentative Date – Flier Coming Soon

Scout Unit Resources

About Service Projects and Good Turns

One of Scouting’s driving principles is “doing a good turn daily.”  Scouts at all levels of our program participate in good turns and service projects.  Some of these are for a rank advancement, the most famous being the Eagle Scout project.  Others are being good citizens or environmental programs to make our neighborhoods and communities better places to live.

As part of the Journey to Excellence, sharing your service project and logging it into the national toolbox is important.  The council uses this to let others know of our service to others.  Nationally, the statistics are important as we identify trends.

Do you know about Messengers of Peace?  It’s relatively new and a way to put a dot on a map with your service project.

Need more information about Good Turns and Service Projects?  Email: or call 408-638-8300.

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