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Scouting for Food 2018 – Oregon Trail District

Scouting for Food 2018 – Oregon Trail District

Scouting for Food Schedule:

  • Monday,              1 October: Last day to renew the same area you had last year.
  • Tuesday,              2 October: All unreserved areas on the map are available to any unit.
  • Wednesday,      10 October: All reservations due.
  • Thursday,            11 October: Bags available for pickup at Roundtable (At the Scout Office after 15 October)
  • Saturday,            3 November 2018: Scouting For Food – Distribute Bags
  • Saturday,            10 November 2018: Scouting For Food – Pick up food

Food drop of location

  • Food drop of location information will be available at a later date.

Select a unit ‘Scouting for Food Chairperson’

  • Scouting for Food area sign up and information updates will be done by email.
  • The Chartered Organization chairperson should have easy access to the internet.

Reserve an area for this Year

  • Renew the area you had last year before the renewal deadline.
  • Select an ‘Unreserved’ area.
  • After the renewal deadline for reserving last year’s areas, all unreserved areas are available.

 The Oregon Trail ‘Scouting for Food’ District Area Map

  • “FLAG” Will show area’s that are available to be reserved.
  • “?” Will show the unit(s) that had that area in last year and need to reconfirm by the renewal deadline. (May show as a ‘White Circle’)
  • “Bread Basket” Will show the unit that has that area reserved for this year.
  • If you think an area boundary needs to be moved or an area needs to be ‘split’, your chairperson should let me know.
  • Your unit is responsible to cover the complete area you select.
  • If you would like to do an area that is available, and you don’t think you have enough youth to cover the complete area, contact me. We may be able to split the area and make part of it available to another unit.

Determine the Number of bags you will need

The number of bags you need for your area(s) is REQUIRED INFORMATION with your registration. Only you know how many bags you will need. The scout office does not know.

If you don’t know how many bags you need, select the ‘Satellite’ option of the Google web page and zoom in, you can count the approximate number of homes in your area.

Area(s) Sign Up Procedures

The Chartered Organization Scouting for Food chairperson should submit the following information by email to:

Please provide the following information by 10 October 2018:

  • Area(s) requested:
  • Estimated Number of bags needed for EACH area requested (REQUIRED):
  • Unit type and Number: (Pack, Troop, Team and/or Crew)
  • Chartered Organization ‘Scouting for Food’ Chairperson:
    • Name:
    • Email Address:
    • Phone:

Apartment Complexes in your designated area

  • If you have apartment complexes in your area with ‘non-solicitation’ policies, you are encouraged to contact management to see if they would be willing to put “Idaho Food Bank’ barrels in their lobby or common areas.
  • We have two large apartment complexes in our area. They were very happy to participate in ‘Scouting for Food’ and let us put “Idaho Food Bank’ barrels in their lobby. They collected a significant amount of food.
  • We suggest the barrels be available at the apartment complex for about 3 or 4 weeks. This could be before, during and after the ‘Official’ door to door drive. You schedule food pickup at any time and take the food to the Idaho Food Bank.
  • You can stop by the Food Bank to pick up the barrels and return the barrels when you deliver the food.

Have a successful Food Drive

  • For this food drive to be successful, it will require the participation of all units. We hope each unit has a successful ‘Scouting for Food experience and Oregon Trail District collects a record amount of food.
  • Thank you for all you do for your youth and the support you give to the Oregon Trail District and ORE-IDA Council.


For questions or information, email:

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