Scouting for Food-Update and Additional Drop-off Opportunity

To anyone who would still like to donate to Scouting for Food and have the food count for this year’s total tally, below is the information for the drop-off at the council office this Saturday:

Thanks to all Matinecock District units that dropped off collected food this past Saturday. Anyone who still has collections that have not been dropped off still has another opportunity this Saturday, March 28, at the Suffolk County Council Office. The drop off window is between 9:00 AM and 12 Noon at 7 Scouting Boulevard, Medford.

Thanks again to all for delivering community service by showing Scout Spirit.

Matthew F. Schieferstein Don Ghee
Co-Chair Co-Chair
Matinecock District Scouting for Food Matinecock District Scouting for Food


Scouting for Food-Message from the District Head

This coming Saturday is the Matinecock District Scouting for Food Drop Off at John Glenn High School, 478 Elwood Road, East Northport.

The needy in our community are well served each year by this Council level effort to gather and provide non-perishable food to local pantries. Each year we appeal to the Matinecock units to Do Your Best for those less fortunate with whom we share Long Island. Thanks to those that participate. And a Scout Spirit urging for those units who are still considering. Consider what good this does for the hungry in our communities.

A couple points:

· Drop off at John Glenn High School starts at 9:30 AM with all donations dropped off no later than 11:30 AM. This gives us time to check expiration dates, sort by type, and equitably divide for distribution to the pantries we support by early afternoon.

· Volunteers are needed to help sort and repackage donated goods. Youth can receive service hours helping with this sorting and repackaging. Many hands make light work so please come and help.

· Many units collect and donate directly to a pantry. If that is the case, please make sure to e-mail the weight of your donation to Matt Schieferstein at as soon as possible so we get an accurate total. Any donations since the 2014 Scouting for Food can be included in your total.

· I still have Scouting for Food bags donated by King Kullen available to any unit that needs them. You can reach me at the above e-mail or contact me at the telephone numbers below.

If you cannot make this Saturday’s drop off, donations will be accepted on Saturday, March 28 from 9 AM to 12 Noon at the Suffolk County Council office, 7 Scouting Boulevard, Medford. If you got a late start, March 28 is the opportunity to demonstrate Scout Spirit.

Please participate. Show your Scout Spirit and teach your youth the value of caring.

Adult Training-Youth Safety

All parents: In order to be ready for chaparoning trips, driving, helping in meetings, etc – please take youth protection training.

it only takes @ 20 minutes and you will even get a certificate suitable for framing! Your son can help – basically it’s the adult version of stranger danger and keeps you and the rest of us on the same page… It expires every 2 years, so feel free to do it again if you don’t remember doing it lately…

(committee members and assistant scoutmasters- this is mandatory)