Scouts-L Mail Archive for November of 1998: Re: Scouting For Food
Re: Scouting For Food
Robin L Toomey
Sun, 22 Nov 1998 12:51:36 -0600
Out here in the sticks we do SFF a little differently. We print and send
notices home with our elementary students. We ask them to bring their
donations to school and put them in their homeroom box. We give the
class that collects the most food a prize. Last year we gave them a
cotton candy party and this year we will give them a pizza party. The
same class has won two years in a row.
We can't compete with the big packs but we do a good job. The donations
this year were certainly less than the first year we did SFF. The first
year we sent home the notices stapled to a collection bag. This year the
bags weren't ready when we were so, we didn't use bags. I think that
could have been a mistake. The bag serves as a visual reminder and gets
the attention of the parents.
Our food drive lasts for a full month. Our first year we donated the
food to a local church and our local ministerial alliance. This year we
are donating the food directly to families. We had the Scouts help us
sort and make boxes for each family. The local churches are donating
money and perishables to round out our food drive. If a family has
school aged children in it the leaders will deliver the food otherwise
some of the Scouts will be delivering, with adult supervision of course.
We think this is a better example of " A Cub Scout gives goodwill."
Coyle OK (a very small town)
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