Scouting for Food
Make a Difference: Help Baltimore Area Council Feed Our Hungry!
Scouts in Action - Watch the 2013 Public Service Announcements
Scouting For Food is one of the Boy Scouts of America’s best known national service projects and is conducted by virtually every Boy Scout council across the nation on an annual basis.
Scouting For Food was first conducted on a national level, as a National Good Turn, by the BSA in 1988 and collected more than 60 million food items in that year.
In the Baltimore Area Council, Scouting For Food has had a long tradition as being the single largest service project in Central Maryland. Under the leadership of many adult volunteers, and through their dedication, the Scouting For Food program has annually collected food items to donate to local food agencies and feeding programs including homeless shelters, food pantries, food banks and soup kitchens. These agencies vary in size and may serve a small amount of families in a local community or thousands of families in Central Maryland.
How To Get Involved:
To find out how you or your business can help support the Scouting For Food program, either during the weeks in April or anytime throughout the year, contact the Council Chair or Advisor listed under key contacts. We would be happy to assist in having a food drive in your organization or business!
"The Perfect Bag"
For over 20 years, Scouts of all ages in the Baltimore Area Council have collected food items to help feed families in need. Over 95,000 families depend on their neighbors generosity in our Scouting for Food program.
In 2013, over 371,000 pounds of food was collected and given to over 70 local food pantries, feeding programs, or food banks. There were over 4,000 scouts and Scouters involved in the distribution and collection of the Scouting for Food bags.
Council Chair - Skip Miller
2014 Scouting For Food Program Partners
Past Program Partners