MTC Scouting For Food — February 2-9, 2013
Middle Tennessee Council, Scouting for Food 2013, February 2-9, 2013
The Middle Tennessee Council is partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and its affiliated agencies for the 2013 Scouting for Food Service Project. This year, the program will be a coordinated effort in February, a time of year that food banks indicate a greater need for donations. The council will be providing patches to the first 3,000 participating, registered scouts and leaders who return their event summary forms.
Units are encouraged to participate in a two-step process. The first, on February 2, 2013, is the distribution of fliers notifying neighborhoods of the collection day. The second is the collection of the donations on February 9, 2013. Each district has a Scouting for Food Chair who will be working with units during their District Roundtables to determine neighborhood areas that units will be distributing fliers and collecting donations. Units also have the option to participate in store-side collection if they wish. Drop off locations and store-side collections will be coordinated by District Scouting for Food Chairs and will be announced during the January roundtables.
Units should register online using Double Knot (Online at http://mtcbsa.org and then click on the News and Upcoming Events button and finally, on the Scouting For Food link). During registration, unit leaders/coordinators can complete participant registration, request materials, and select where to pick up their patches. Unit leaders/coordinators can choose to pick up their patches at the Scout Service Center or have them delivered to their April Roundtable.
On February 2nd, units will deliver notification fliers to their selected neighborhood areas. On February 9th, from 9AM-12PM, units will collect the donations and drop them off at their appointed drop-off locations. Please make sure to follow the transportation guidelines that are explained in the Guide to Safe Scouting during this event (especially those prohibiting riding in the back of pick-up trucks and the use of seat belts). At the end of the collections, units should count the number of cans that they are turning in. This number is needed for the completion of the final summary sheet.
Units then need to fill out their summary sheet and can either bring it to Kim Wilkerson at the Scout Service Center to receive their patches, or they can turn it in to their district executive if they are planning on picking up their patches at the April Roundtable. Summary forms must be turned in by March 25th. Units are also reminded to enter their service hours in the Journey to Excellence service hour website.
Thank you for your service to our neighbors in Middle Tennessee.