About

The BSA® Adopt-a-School Program is an exciting and comprehensive undertaking that will connect Scout packs, troops and crews across the country with schools in their communities. Participating Scouts then work, within clearly defined guidelines, to partner with school administrations and offer the volunteer services that most efficiently meet their school’s needs. With each unit offering their school a minimum one-year commitment, meaningful community relationships are built and significant changes will happen in the schools.

The hope at the heart of Adopt-a-School is to build strong, sustaining relationships with these schools… creating thousands of lasting community partnerships across the U.S. Through committed volunteer efforts – from landscaping and clean-up outside the school building to Scouts’ active participation in school events throughout the year – the BSA will become a defined presence in improving our nation’s schools.

10 comments on “About

  1. The wheels are in motion for our pack to adopt a local elementary school. I have registered on this site, but I am unsure if I need an actual pledge form for each project? When I click on “pledge form” at the top of the home page, my computer sends me a “not secure” message and will not link me to the pledge form.

    Thanks,
    Carrie

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    • Hi Carrie,
      You will only need to do the pledge form once. Then I will mail out the yellow patches. When you complete a service project, those just get posted on the blog. Please be sure to include the school name, the number of participants, what the service project was as well as your unit number. If you have any more questions, please let me know.
      Thank you.
      Kim
      kim.garrett@scouting.org

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  2. Greetings,

    Our Troop has signed up with our local middle school and our Pack with the local elementary school. Some events will be combined and some will be separate depending on the efforts required.
    The first project suggested is to repaint some of the lines on the playground. I think that using both units to do this and having the older Scouts coach the younger ones would really pay off. We could even squeeze in some “Geometry talk” if we’re using paint rollers for lines and string guides for circles. :)

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    • WOW,
      What a great project. Be sure and post on the Face Book page as well. We love pictures.

      Twitter while you are doing the project. http://twitter.com/BSAadoptaSchool

      Most importantly, blog on this site so I am sure to send out your rockers (mini patches).

      Kim

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  3. Great program. we will definiley promote this partnership.

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    • Thomas,
      Thanks! Look forward to getting your pledge and hearing about your Scouts getting involved at school.

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  4. I just posted the boys 4th service project, I was wondering if it is possible to get their patches before their blue and gold in February?

    horvathlinda@optonline.net

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    • LindaAnn,
      I am terribly sorry that we have fallen behind on getting patches out. I will get them out within the week. Thanks for your participation, it is greatly appreciated. Hope you will keep up the great work.
      thanks
      Michelle

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  5. BSA Adopt-a-School Program seems to be an excellent opportunity for Boy Scouts of America to be an essential and meaningful link between the U.S. Green Building Council’s Green Schools program and our local school districts.

    Resources include:

    1. http://www.centerforgreenschools.org/welcome.aspx

    2. http://www.greenschoolbuildings.org/leed/existing.aspx

    a. Within this website your team will find gems such as:

    i. LEED 2009 for Existing Buildings Operations & Maintenance Rating System » (PDF)
    The Rating System lists the intent, requirements, and technologies/strategies for each credit and includes the Credit Checklist. Updated October/November, 2010
    ii. LEED 2009 for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance Checklist » (XLS)
    The Checklist helps project teams track their credits against requirements for certification. Updated August 25, 2010

    3. http://www.epa.gov/schools/

    a. Toolkits are provided here that will lend themselves to smaller opportunities for recognition during the journey to full LEED certification.

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  6. Hi Kathy,
    I have received your post. Please let me know if you have not received your patches. If you have any other questions, please feel free to email me.

    Kim
    kim.garrett@scouting.org

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