We have a pretty big Scouting for food drive that takes a few days and in the “Citizenship in the Community” Merit Badge I’m looking at Requirement 7:
Do the following:
a. Identify three charitable organizations outside of Scouting that interest you and bring people in your community together to work for the good of your community.
b. Pick ONE of the organizations you chose for requirement 7a. Using a variety of resources (including newspapers, fliers and other literature, the Internet, volunteers, and employees of the organization), find out more about this organization.
c. With your counselor’s and your parent’s approval, contact the organization you chose for requirement 7b, and find out what young people can do to help. While working on this merit badge, volunteer at least eight hours of your time for the organization. After your volunteer experience is over, discuss what you have learned with your counselor.
What I am asking is if one of the three organizations can be the one we collect scouting for food for and can the more than eight hours we spend doing that count?