Scouting for Food

Scouting for Food is one of nation’s largest food drives that Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, and Venturers participate in to support their local food pantries and hunger-relief agencies.


The Scouts of the Cradle of Liberty Council have continuously exceeded expectations and fully stocked dozens of our partner agencies with bags and bags of canned food.


Check here for updates on this year’s Scouting for Food campaign and learn how you can contribute.

The Cradle of Liberty Council is excited to announce a successful 2017 Scouting for Food Campaign. Our Scouts collected more than 185,907 food items for distribution at PhilAbundance and other local food pantries throughout the region. 

If Scouts BSA, Webelos or Cub Scouts left a hanger on your door last Saturday, you are asked to put non-perishable food in plastic grocery bags and leave it on your doorstep by 9 a.m. Saturday for pickup.

All of the food will be donated to local food pantries.

▪  Suggested donations include canned soup, meat, fish, fruits and vegetables, and peanut butter in plastic containers. Boxed food is OK, but cans are preferred.

▪  Please do not donate perishable or frozen foods. Also, do not donate items in glass jars.

▪  If you did not receive a door hanger last week, you can take canned food donations to the Cradle of Liberty Council of the Boy Scouts of America office at 1485 Valley Forge Road during business hours from Monday, November 26 to Wednesday, November 28, or to your local food pantry.

For a list of food banks in the area, please visit

2018 Scouting for Food Dates and Info
Event InformationEvent Date
Food Door Tag Drop offSaturday, November 10th
Food Pick UPSaturday, November 17th
Food Pick UP Information Formclick here to fill out a form to register how much food your unit picked up (not open)

Thanksgiving Day Parade

For more information and to register