Tonight our Pack completed our first project with Northwood Elementary School in Sidney, Ohio! We assembled “Go Bags” for each teacher in the building packed with emergency supplies for their classroom, hopefully never to be used, but in case of an emergency, they are now equiped with first aid supplies, light sticks and other emergency plan information to help out during a crisis situation.
Looking forward to working with the school on our next project!
On Saturday, November 23, 2013, Troop 183, Blandon, PA has fulfilled it’s 4 project Adopt A School pledge. Due to many of the Scouts being out on a monthly campout of the Appalachian Trail, 3 scouts and 2 parents took to the grounds of the Fleetwood Middle School and former Fleetwood Elementary to do some fall leaf cleanup. Over the past year, we have had a blast helping the school and community. Projects we completed are a spring trash clean up (3 elementaries, 1 middle and 1 high school), courtayard clean up, trash collection during a home football game and this being our final project. Thanks Adopt A School for providing another way for scouts to be seen in the community.
Pack 103 recently helped with the Thanksgiving Food Drive to give food baskets to 100 families. They sorted food with the help of 18 kids and 12 parents!
We have done three projects to help our school so far. We helped the PTO tend the garden this summer with about 10 scouts and parents participating. Then, we helped clean up the field after the back to school outdoor movie night. About 15 scouts and their parents and a couple siblings participated. In October, we helped clean up after the fall festival. About 15 scouts and their parents participated. We have started an on-going project with our PTO where we collect used batteries to recycle. All the scouts (45) helped decorate collection buckets, and as they fill, we will take them to a battery recycling collection center.
We worked our first project for West Yadkin Elementary on October 19, 2013. We worked with volunterrs from our local Lowes Home Improvement store on a grant project they sponsored. The scouts helped restore a butterfly garden area by removing brush, planting flowers, placing stepping stones and putting out mulch. A couple of scout leaders also helped with putting a new roof on a gazebo and preparing an area for an outdoor classroom deck.
Monday, November 11th, 2013; Niceville, FL. Twenty-eight members of Pack 553, along with their families, signed banners, made posters and placed American flags in front of Bluewater Elementary.
Saturday, September 14, 2013 brought out 10 Pack 1155 Cub Scouts to join sixty-five students, their families, teachers and the principal to Loma Vista Elementary School. The gathered group went right to work creating a Chain Reaction around the elementary school campus. The beautification effort included pruning, raking, planting, sweeping and painting.
Troop 179 of Oregon Trail Council in Springfield, Oregon is making a splash in its community. Scoutmaster Ryan and his boys recently adopted Hamlin Middle School, the largest middle school in the city. They have plans to participate in a canned food drive to kick of their partnership together. Hamlin has beed a long time supporter of the Troop working with them to help recruit new scouts. Principal Kevin Wright has been open willing to let Troop 179 into the school in an area where scouts run into issues just standing outside of schools.
The Troop has plans for lunchtime visitations and 6th grade open houses in the springtime. For scouting to truly grow we need to reach out into the communities and become more imbibed in our cities and towns. Troop 179 is making progress and shows how a little outreach can make a big difference in the community.
Our pack completed our first project. Our Elementary school collects ink cartridges as a fundraiser for their technology department. The principal asked us to make posters to go into local businesses windows to notify the public that they do this. 25 of our boys completed this project.
We are prepared to do out next project, cleaning the special needs playground of debris. I’d like to find out how to order the rocker pins for this and the banner for the school.