Scouting for Food

Round Table Flier

Scouting for Food Schedule:

  • 13 October: Bags available for pickup at Roundtable (At the Scout Office after 13 October)
  • 17 October: Last day to renew the same area you had last year. 
  • 18 October: All unreserved areas on the map are available to any unit.
  • 25 October: All reservations due.
  • 2 November: Scout Night Den Event at the Idaho Food Bank at 6:30pm
  • 5 November: Scouting For Food - Distribute Bags
  • 12 November: Scouting For Food - Pick up food

 Food drop of location

  • Scout Office: 9 am – 2:30 pm: 8901 W. Franklin Rd., Boise
  • Idaho Food Bank: 9 am – 2:30 pm: 3562 S TK Ave., Boise
  • El-Ada Mountain Home: 8am – 12noon: 585 N. 3rd St. East, Mountain Home

 Select a unit ‘Scouting for Food Chairperson’

  • Scouting for Food area sign up and information updates will be done by email. 
  • The Scouting for Food 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

  • It is our goal that units can retain their ‘area’ from year to year, but they have to reconfirm by the renewal deadline. 
  • Boise / Meridian Map is at this location:  Scouting for Food Area Map.
  • Mountain Home Map is at this location: Mountain Home Scouting for Food Area Map.
  • If you know your area, select it on the map to see how many bags were used last year.
  • If you do not see your area scroll the left pane looking for your area.
  • All Flagged areas can be reserved now. (has a ‘flag’ on the map in an area)
Will show area’s that are available to be reserved.
Will show the unit(s) that had that area in 2014 and need to reconfirm by 12 October.
Will show the unit that has that area reserved for 2015.
  • 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 a particular 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 in the upper right corner 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 Unit Scouting for Food Chairperson should submit the following information by email to: 

  • Tom Gilmore
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Please provide the following information by 19 October 2015:

  • 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 Complex’s in your designated area

  • If you have apartment complex’s 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 there lobby or common areas.
  • For example, there is two large apartment complexes in Tom Gilmore’s area. They were very happy to participate in ‘Scouting for Food’ and let us put “Idaho Food Bank’ barrels in there 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. 

Area Map

The Oregon Trail ‘Scouting for Food’ area map is on the Google web site at this location:

Scouting for Food Area Map

Mountain Home Scouting for Food Map

If you do not see your area: In the left pane, scroll to the bottom and select page TWO.

All Flagged areas can be reserved now. (has a ‘flag’ on the map in an area)