SCOUTING FOR FOOD

A Boy Scout promises “to help other people at all times.” What better way is there to show our Scouting Spirit than by participating in the annual Scouting For Food drive?

Scouting for food is the largest single food drive in the Bay Area, with twelve councils participating. The Boy Scouts call this a “Good Turn” where thousands of Scouts turn out for a single event to help others in need.

Over the years, the Boy Scouts of America has worked diligently to improve our communities and the welfare of the families who reside in these communities. Since 1988 this effort has been centered around collecting food for the less fortunate in our community. Because of these efforts, area food banks benefit immensely.

The mission of the project is to have all Scouts participate in the collection of food items to be given to needy people and families within the local community. Across the country, nearly 4 million Scouts and adult leaders collect bags of food for their local community food banks.

Troop 103 takes an active role in Scouting For Food each year. The results from this effort are shown below.

Year Cans Glass
Plastic
Dry
Goods
Eye
Wear
Total Notes
2013 3758 133 2299 43 6233 Combined total
Pack 199/Troop 103
2012 4052 291 3335 7678 Combined total
Pack 199/Girl Scout/Troop 103
2011 3827 296 1880 6003 Combined total
Pack 199/Troop 103
2010 2608 183 2033 5824 Combined total
Pack 199/Troop 103
2009 4143 483 3377 8,003 Combined total
Pack 199/Troop 103
2008 4819 214 2615 7,448 Combined total
Pack 199/Troop 103
2007 4180 264 5201 9,645 Combined total
Pack 152/Pack 199/Troop 103
Smaller area than in prior years
2006 4632 577 5197 10,406 Combined total
Pack 199/Troop 103
2005 4884 148 3739 8771 Combined total
Pack 199/Troop 103
2004 3976 270 2001 6247 Combined total
Pack 199/Troop 103
2003 3426 185 1546 5157 Combined total
Pack 199/Troop 103
2002 3177 161 1067 4405 Combined total
Pack 199/Troop 103
2001 2440 79 636 3160
2000 2279 95 690 3064
1999 2811 Records only indicate total
1998 2032 68 550 2650
1997 1562 58 304 1924
1996 1000 36 201 1237

 

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