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Scouting for Food

America’s Largest One-day Food Drive

General –

1. All Scouts & Scouters should be in full uniform. The public will be able to identify who you are and what you are doing.  It is a great opportunity to display Scouting in a positive light!

2. Scouts should travel in groups of two or more.  Adults should be nearby at all times.

3. Scouts should never enter private homes.

4. Be sure to cover any new developments within your assigned area, even if they are not depicted on your map!

Bag Distribution –
1. Bags should be distributed on Saturday, November 10, 2018.
If you need to do it on Friday or Sunday that is fine — please just limit yourself
to reasonable daylight hours.

2. Scouts are encouraged to leave a bag at every private residence.
Note: Apartments with “No Solicitation” signs should only be covered with
prior permission from the Manager (Stop and ask first at the office
if it is okay). Bags are not to be left at businesses.

3. Do not put bags in mailboxes.

4. If you are working a stretch of rural road, then please consider placing
some small rocks in your bags ahead of time to weigh them down. You may
then place them on the ground next to a mailbox.

5. Please notify the SfF Chair if you do not receive a bag at your own house.
Each of you can serve as a “Spot Checker” to ensure than all our areas are

Bag Pick-up –
1. Bags should be picked-up between 9 AM and 3 PM on Saturday, November 17th, 2018.  If there is no bag outside a home, Scouts may knock or ring the bell to ask for a donation.

2. The collection sites open at 9 AM and close when units are no longer delivering goods to them.  This happens around 1 PM at the smaller locations and no later than 4 PM at the largest.

3. Please make a second sweep / drive by of your area in the early afternoon
to collect any bags that might have been missed, or put out late.

Extra Bags
If you run short on bags, please contact the District Director, District Executive, or SfF Chair to see if extra bags are still in stock (they probably are). If you have over half a box left, then please email the SfF Chair so the district can allocate bags better next year.

You will receive your unit’s map via the email you provided when you picked-up your bags.  You may also view the entire district’s map with unit assignments here.  For questions, please contact Matt Cole at:

Collection Locations –
If you want New Horizons to get credit for the food, then please drop it off at one of our assigned Fire Houses / Collection Locations:

Shrewsbury 4400 Shrewsbury St Louis MO  63119
Brentwood 2348 Brentwood Blvd St Louis MO  63144
Webster Groves 6 South Elm St Louis MO  63119
Kirkwood No. 2 11804 Big Bend Blvd St Louis MO  63122
Des Peres 1000 North Ballas Road St Louis MO  63131
Monarch HQ 13725 Olive St Louis MO  63146
West County No. 1 223 Henry Avenue Ballwin MO  63011
Metro West Station 2 1000 New Ballwin Rd Ballwin MO  63021
Monarch No. 1 15700 Baxter Road Chesterfield MO  63017
Eureka United Methodist Church Central & Third Eureka MO 63025
Metro West Station 3 Manchester & 109 Grover MO  63040

Feedback / Questions / Comments –
Please direct all feedback / questions / comments to the Scouting for Food Chair:

Matt Cole

New Horizons