Scouting for Food is a National Good Turn of the Boy Scouts of America. Since 1988, over 200 million pounds of food have been gathered, making this the single largest food collection effort in the history of the United States. Local food banks and relief agencies within the communities distribute the food. Not only does Scouting for Food help feed the hungry of our communities, it teaches our Scouts that hunger is a problem. Millions of people go hungry every day. By participating in Scouting for Food, a Scout realizes there is a problem and he or she can help be a part of the solution. Scouting For Food provides a great service to our communities.

2016 Scouting for Food  Campaign

The Greater Tampa Bay Area Council’s 2016 Scouting For Food Campaign will continue the use of the Scouting For Food door hangers that debuted in 2015. In an effort to increase our pounds of food collected and donated back into our local communities, we will be partnering with local food banks, including Feeding Tampa Bay.

Door hangers are now available! Please contact Jeff Rock, by email, and indicate the number of hangers you require. In addition, there is an option to print the pick-up date on the hanger. Please indicate in your email whether you would like the date added, or leave that information blank.

Just as collecting food is important, reporting your results are equally as important for the Gulf Ridge Council and your unit! Your Council and unit report these service hours for Journey to Excellence and they also help when requesting funding for our Council from agencies such as the United Way.

To report your results, please either:


Either way, please also be sure to register your unit’s performance on the Good Turn for America’s website here: Good Turn for America Website

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