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Scouting for Food - 2016

posted Feb 17, 2016, 7:30 AM by Matt Wagner   [ updated Mar 10, 2016, 8:28 AM ]
Scouting for Food Patch
Each year, the Potawatomi Area Council Boy Scouts help the Waukesha Food Pantry collect food through the Scouting for Food drive. The event covers two weekends, where scouts distribute food bags, then return the following weekend to pick them up (hopefully full of non-perishable food items). This year we will be teaming up with Troop 5 for the Scouting for Food service project. It will be our first time working with Troop 5, and the area they cover is south of Sunset Ave, North of 59 between Fox River Pkwy and Oakdale Dr. (click here for a map). The job itself is not difficult, but we need all the help we can get, as we have a relatively large area to cover. Troop 5 will provide the materials, and you will be assigned to a specific section when you arrive. We would like to see you there both weekends, but if that’s not possible, please try to make the first one.

·         Saturday, March 12th, 2016 – Bag Drop Off Day

o   We will meet at 10:00 am on Fox River Pkwy just south of Sunset.

o   Scouts must be in uniform for this. If it’s cold, please dress appropriately, we will be outside for 2 hours.

o   We follow the buddy system, so you will be paired up before we depart.

o   On this day, we only tie the bags to the front doors. We don’t ring doorbells. 
If the residents are outside, we mention that this is “Scouting for Food” and they should fill the bag with non-perishable food items and set them on the porch for pick up the following week.

o   This is the most time consuming weekend as we have to go to every door, so the more help we have this day the better.

o   Don’t forget to take a bag home with you to drop off at our March 16th All Pack Den meeting, or during the Pick-up day on March 19thSee the list below for items to bring.

·         Saturday, March 19th, 2016 – Bag Pick Up

o   We will meet at 10:00 am on Fox River Pkwy just south of Sunset.

o   Scouts must be in uniform. If it’s cold, please dress appropriately we will be outside for a couple of hours.

o   Again we will hand out maps, and the scouts will run up to the houses to pick up food.

o   We could use some volunteer drivers for this as well.

I hope to see all of you there. This is one of the few very visible ways our Pack can be seen in the community helping others.

As a reminder, every rank needs to perform a service project that benefits the community. If you have not participated in one yet this year, please consider attending this one as it will be the only opportunity before our April pack meeting when we would like to hand out all of the Rank badges.

Items we collect: Non-perishable food items (canned meats, canned fruits, canned vegetables, soups, pasta, baby food, dry milk, cereal, etc.) and Toiletries (toilet paper, Kleenex, shampoo, soap, diapers, detergents, etc.)
Details can be found here:

Matt Wagner,
Feb 17, 2016, 7:30 AM