Scouting for Food

Pack 1483 scouts 
will be out in uniform throughout our neighborhood 
during the first two Saturdays in November for our annual Scouting For Food (SFF) program! 

Here is the schedule this year: 

Saturday Nov 4: 
        8am-8pm: Scouts will be distributing SFF and bags to each home

Saturday Nov 11: 
    9am-11am: Scouts will knock on every door in our area and will collect food
    12pm-1pm: Food sorting at Hillside Elementary parking lot
    1pm-5pm: Food delivery to LINK (Christ the Redeemer Church) and Backpack Buddies (Mission UMC)

Started in 1988, the Scouting for Food service project is one of Scouting’s most important “Good Turns” for the community. The Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts of the National Capital Area Council (NCAC) are responding to the ever increasing demand for basic needs assistance by collecting and delivering nonperishable food items to area food banks and feeding programs.

Pack 1483 serves the Broadlands neighborhoods north of Waxpool Road. Our Scouting for Food collection area contains approximately 3500 apartments, townhomes, and single family homes.

Pack 1483 yearly collects over 7,000 lbs of food and delivered it all to the LINK program of Sterling, VA. LINK is an emergency support organization providing donated food and financial assistance to qualified people in need in and near the Herndon, Sterling, and Ashburn communities of Northern Virginia. Our collections are small but impactful, our pack contributes part of the approximately 108,000 lbs of food collected and delivered by all of Goose Creek District scouts across Loudoun County.

We provide yearly over 3,000 lbs to Backpack Buddies. Backpack Buddies is a program providing six weekend 
meals to hungry children from local elementary schools. In years past, our donation was enough food to prepare 75 meal boxes to feed families over the Thanksgiving Holiday and three weeks of weekend meal packages for over 2
00 children. The remaining pounds of food are sent to LINK to provide holiday meals.

In 2015, Pack 1483 combined efforts with Troop 1154 to collect over 11,200 lbs pounds of food from Broadlands & Ashburn communities!  In 2014, Pack 1483 collected 8,100 pounds of food!  The Backpack Buddies had enough food for:  a) over 200 well-rounded meal boxes so the most needy program families can eat over Thanksgiving, and b) 6 weeks of weekend meal packages for over 200 children.Over 3,000 pounds of food was provided to the LINK program.

Our continued efforts this season will feed hundreds of families this holiday season and we should be really proud. 

We want to pass along a huge THANK YOU to our Broadlands & Ashburn communities for your generosity and for being so willing to help those in need right in our own backyards!