January 28, 2017 (hanger drop off)
February 4, 2017 (food pick up)

Scouting for Food is a council-wide service project to care for people in our local communities who are hungry and those in need. In partnership with the Houston Food Bank and "Souper Bowl of Caring," the project begins Saturday, January 28, 2017, as Scouts distribute door hangers in their neighborhoods to announce the upcoming food drive. Scouts return the following Saturday, February 4, 2017, to pick up and deliver donations to their local food banks and pantries.
A Cub Scout and a Boy Scout promises "to help other people at all times." There is no better way to show our Scouting Spirit than by participating in the annual Scouting for Food drive! Now is the time to show our community the Scouting values of being loyal, helpful, kind and cheerful.
Scouts will help make a difference to fight hunger. Scouting for Food is the leading service program for Boy Scouts of America and is a part of the national BSA program - Good Turn for America.

Unit Registration for Scouting for Food

The unit representative should register the unit for Scouting for Food.

Unit Registration                  Unit Chair Guidebook                Flier

The unit Scouting For Food chair should attend the January district roundtable to pick up your unit's supply of door hangers. If you are unable to attend roundtable, please contact your district professional or district Scouting for Food chair.  All participating Scouts will receive a Scouting for Food patch. The unit Scouting for Food coordinator can pick up the patches at the March district roundtable.

Reporting Service Hours

Units are encouraged to report their Scouting for Food collection projects on the Journey to Excellence website. This helps provide the community an accurate report on the great service and dedication our Scouts are showing throughout the Sam Houston Area Council.


For questions, contact your district Scouting for Food chair or district professional.


Additional Contacts

Dennis Olheiser
Scouting for Food Council Chair
(281) 831-0787


Donna Burke
Scouting for Food Unit Registration
 (713) 756-3398

Nathan Doherty
Scouting for Food Staff Advisor / Program Director
 (713) 756-3308