We just joined the BSAdopt a School program I have a question, our pack pulls students from two local schools so we plan to have a group from each school adopt the school and perform a 4 service projects this year. We have done one service project at Alexander Wilson on July 31 where we picked up trash and limbs from a storm. We collected seven bags of trash and a trailer load of limbs. We are in the process of setting our next clean up date at both schools for September 13, 2014 for the national community service day. Will the July date count for one service project? How do we add the second school to our profile?
10 Cub Scouts and their families came out to help collect trash from the playground and playing fields today, in preparation for school to start the new year tomorrow. The area is used frequently by the community, especially over the summer but trash is always a huge problem. The boys were able to fill 3x 55 gallon trash bags in an hour today. They were excited to be serving their own school, and they broke up into groups to compete in a trash treasure hunt to make it more challenging! After the cleanup, they sat and worked on their Leave No Trace awards too.
Cub Scout Pack 222 started their first service project for Point Harmony Elementary in Cross Lanes today, to help prepare the school to welcome students for the first day of classes on Monday. The Principal was delighted that we asked to adopt the school, and asked that we beautified several areas that had fallen into disrepair in front of the school. We worked for about 5 hours on the first phase today.
First we were asked to renovate the raised bed under the school sign which had been neglected. We removed a bed of weeds and grass, laid weed control ground cloth, and spread 4 bags of mulch to cover the area. At a later date we will paint the landscape timbers. A second area around a group of trees was also weeded, treated and 23 bags of mulch spread around, and the edging blocks removed, cleaned and reset as they had been knocked down. Lastly, we stained a picnic bench on the playground that had graffiti all over it.
The result was quite a transformation making the front of the school more inviting. Tomorrow we plan to complete phase two; playground cleaning and picking up the ton of trash on the playground and playing fields.
Earlier this year, Troop 388 out of Stratford, Wisconsin helped to clean-up and re-landscape the outside of both the Stratford Elementary and High School. Around the high school, the boys shoveled and hauled stone to put around entries and plants along perimeter of building, along with removing debris and dead plants. The Elementary got a new load of woods chips to go around bushes, trees, and the playground. In all, we had 9 scouts and 5 adults help out. We are planning on building a lattice wall to hide some outside piping in the next few weeks.
Part of our summer program is service projects for our school. 8 Scouts, siblings and moms spent a morning picking up litter at our football field and for some EXTRA motivation, the boys were promised a water balloon battle when they were all done and then we all went to the school for the lunch program.
It wouldn’t be summer without our outdoor Pack program! Every year we get outdoors and spend the summer fishing and having fun in the sun. Part of our summer program is monthly service projects. In June, we spent an evening picking up litter at our elementary school. Nothing gets their feet moving like some school pride! And nothing says motivation like the promise of time on the playground.
Pack 199 helped their school today by repainting the safe route to school dots. These dots help the kids who live too close to the school and don’t have bus service know which way is a safe route to school. We had a great crew and finished the whole task an hour early!
We pledged created an account and have been in contact with the principle. What happens Next?
Cub Scout Pack 197 sponsored by Oakcrest Elementary School, Ocala, FL, conducted our annual service project for our sponsor by cleaning the school grounds the morning after their Spring Fling festival. This is another chance for the boys and their families to thank Oakcrest for their sponsorship and for providing us with a place to meet.