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Circle Ten Council Announces: February is Good Turn Month

Circle Ten Council Announces: February is Good Turn Month

 

As BSA celebrates its 108th birthday this February, Circle Ten Council’s 57,000 youth and nearly 15,000 adults within our 24-county territory will celebrate Good Turn Month. Districts, units, Scouts, and families are encouraged to participate in a service project during the month of February.

Scouting for Food is a traditional service project that provides needed resources to our area food banks. You are encouraged to work within your neighborhood/community to collect the items that your local food bank needs.

District Level Participation
Each district will select the date that works best for them and the food bank they support. Your district SFF Champion will coordinate unit sign ups to know which units are participating and assign territories as needed. The council will provide resources such as a unit leader guidebook, roundtable fliers, customizable flier templates for unit use, and a limited supply of plastic bags. All of the time put toward SFF, by units and district leadership, will be reported through the Journey to Excellence service hour reporting tool, found on http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/Awards/JourneyToExcellence.aspx.

Unit Level Participation
If your district is coordinating SFF, your district SFF Champion will provide information about the date and location of the collection, as well as the plastic bags. All of the time put toward SFF by the unit leadership and families will then be reported through the Journey to Excellence service hour reporting tool, found on http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/Awards/JourneyToExcellence.aspx.

If a district isn’t coordinating a SFF collection site, units may participate on their own. Working with the unit leadership, select a date in February to serve as the unit’s SFF collection date. The council will provide a unit leader guidebook, customizable flier templates for unit use, and plastic bags (while available). Collection suggestions include working with their chartered organization, neighborhood association, school, PTA, community businesses. In the past, some units have partnered with their school and collected canned food in the carpool line. Look for a local food bank – your chartered organization may already be connected to a particular location. All of the time put toward SFF by the unit leadership and families will then be reported through the Journey to Excellence service hour reporting tool, found on http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/Awards/JourneyToExcellence.aspx.

More information on Scouting for Food
Please visit http://circleten.org/scouting-for-food for more detailed information and resources.