2019 Scouting for Uniforms

Pilgrim Dry Cleaners heads effort to help Scouts in need

Wearing a uniform is an important part of the Scouting experience. Unfortunately, there are Scouts whose families have limited resources, making it difficult to purchase one. To help bridge this gap, Pilgrim Dry Cleaners is holding the 12th Annual Scouting for Uniforms - a community-wide collection campaign - during the month of July.

From July 1 through July 31, all 27 Pilgrim Cleaners locations will accept Scout uniforms. Pilgrim Dry Cleaners will then clean them and provide them to Northern Star Scouting to distribute to families in need.

Since its start in 2007, more than 4,200 uniforms have been re-purposed through this campaign. Help us make this year even better!

How To Donate

To find the closest Pilgrim Dry Cleaners location, visit and stop by during regular business hours. Uniforms may also be dropped off at the Leadership Center in Base Camp which is open 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Just look for the donation bin in the entryway.

No Uniform? You Can Still Help

For those who don’t have a uniform, but still wish to contribute, monetary contributions are encouraged. Funds will be used to secure additional uniforms in high demand programs and sizes.

Donate Online

Monetary donations can be made online here:

Donate Online

Donate By Check

Checks should be made out to “Northern Star Council BSA” and dropped at Pilgrim  Dry Cleaners or mailed to: Pilgrim Dry Cleaners, Attn: Uniform Drive, 3217 85th Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443.

Believe Us, It's Appreciated

The need continues to be great and, with the addition of girls to Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA, there is even more demand. We are grateful to all those who contribute and are pleased to be working again with Pilgrim Dry Cleaners, a community-minded business that started the original “Coats for Kids” program 30 years ago. Special thanks as well to Sun Newspapers, a uniform collection drive sponsor, who helps make this collection drive a success.

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