Scouting for Food

Scouting for Food is one of nation’s largest food drives that Cub Scouts, Scouts, 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 helped fulfil the need.

2019 Dates

Door Hanger Drop-Off: Saturday, November 9

Food Pick-Up: Saturday, November 16

Scouting for Food Pick Up Survey

If Scouts left a hanger on your door, please consider donating non-perishable food items in recycled bags or boxes and leave it in a visible location outside your home by 8:30am on Saturday, November 16, 2019 for Scouts to collect. All of the food will be donated to local food pantries.

▪  Suggested donations include:

    • Peanut butter & jelly
    • Cooking oil
    • Canned tuna or meat
    • Canned fruits & vegetables
    • Canned stews & soups
    • Oatmeal breakfast cereal
    • Whole grain pasta
    • 100% juice
    • Rice
    • Boxed non-refrigerated milk

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

▪  If you did not receive a door hanger or Scouts were unable to pick-up your donation, please consider taking the items to your local food pantry.


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

Scout Unit Resources


We realize the transition from bags to door hangers has presented challenges for some, but the BSA prides itself on teaching the values of environmental stewardship and we’re not putting those values into practice by introducing hundreds of thousands of plastic bags into the ecosystem each year. Besides, more and more municipalities are banning plastic grocery bags, so we’re trying to stay ahead of the curve. Most households have plastic or paper bags or boxes they can use to put the food out for pick-up. Based on feedback from last year, we’re going to change the die cut of the hangers so they’re less likely to fall off doors.


We’ve received word that some units are requesting bags from local grocery stores, including our partners at ACME, because they feel door hangers aren’t sufficient. The stores do not have a budget for this and it puts them in an uncomfortable position. We respectfully ask that units do not request bags from grocery stores, out of respect for our partners and for the reasons outlined above. Thank you for your cooperation!

Sample door hanger

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