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Nov 10, 2018
Scouting For Food
Nov 17, 2018
Scouting For Food

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Air Quality:

You'll have to make that call tomorrow morning for your unit.

The current air index at the airnow.govExternal Link site is Orange: Unhealthy for Sensitive groups, people with heart or lung disease, older adults, children and teens.

Based on the airnow.gov website:

  • Even if the forecast is Orange (unhealthy for sensitive groups), there may be times during the day when air quality is OK for outdoor activities. Check current air quality to see if now is a good time for you to be active outdoors.
  • People with heart or lung disease, older adults, children and teens: Reduce your exposure by choosing less strenuous activities or shortening the amount of time you are active outdoors.
  • Everyone else: Enjoy your outdoor activities.

The airnow.govExternal Link site’s current prediction for tomorrow is a drop down to "moderate/yellow" ( Air quality is acceptable. However, there may be a risk for some people, particularly those who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.); Most likely flyer distribution should be ok.

However, if it goes to the purple: very unhealthy status (Health alert: The risk of health effects is increased for everyone.) we would recommend postponing the flyer distribution until later in the weekend or even early next week as needed. This would still give us some time to distribute the flyers prior to the Nov 17th collection date.

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Help provide 15,000 families of four with a delicious and nutritious holiday meal

According to a study commissioned by Feeding America, a nationwide association of food banks - 1 in 7 Americans - over 46 million people - rely on a food bank each month.

Through its Scouting for Food program, the Boy Scouts of America has been lending a helping hand for almost 30 years. Locally, Pacific Skyline Council Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers collect over 80,000 lbs. of food annually to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties - enough to provide 15,000 families of four with a delicious and nutritious holiday meal each year.

How you can get involved - "Stake a Claim" in your local neighborhood by contacting your District's Scouting for Food Coordinator or by attending your District's October Roundtable. On November 10, put out door hangers in your neighborhood explaining our program to local residents, and then return on November 17 to pick up non-perishable food donations. All donations should be delivered to a food bank collection point or directly to the Second Harvest Food Bank in San Carlos (mapExternal Link).

Door hangers may be picked up at your District's November Roundtable meeting (November 1) - check with your unit leader or with the Council Office for location and more details.

Questions? Please contact Tom Kenney at thomas.kenney@scouting.org

Alain Pinel Realtors logoThis year our Scouting For Food drive is
sponsored by Alain Pinel Realtors. Thank you!

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