Pack 362 to clean up school grounds

After a long winter, Pack 362 to clean up trash/rubbish at HCC on Friday, May 2, 2014.  Scouts looking forward to giving back to the school that gives so much to them thru the year.

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Pack 185 Cleans the School Grounds during Wayne City’s City-wide Clean-up

This month, the Wayne City Cub Scouts are learning about conservation and protecting the environment. Last weekend they cleaned the Wayne City Park, and this weekend, they were out at Wayne City School cleaning up the school grounds. The Cub Scouts organized this School Grounds Clean-up at Wayne City School, to help with the Wayne City Ruritan Club’s City-wide Clean-up Day, on Saturday, April 12th.

While doing litter patrol (picking up trash around the campus), the Scouts were able to accumulate a couple of miles on their Hiking records to count toward Pack 185’ s Saturday Morning Hiking Program—where the Scouts are working on earning their hiking sticks. Great job Pack 185 on doing your part to help keep Wayne City beautiful!

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Pack 332 helping out

Pack 332, Lexington, SC was doing some general trash pickup and school beautification!! Trimming back bushes and picking up dead branches!!

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Pack 97 Helps Northwood Welcome Spring!

Pack 97 recently completed our second of four annual service projects for Northwood Elementary School in Sidney, Ohio.  A great team of thirteen youth and adult members of Pack 97 came together to help with Northwood’s Spring Fling.  After the day’s activities for Northwood families, Cub Scout Pack 97 helped disassemble and store equipment from the many games and activities, as well as helped to clean up the gymnasium and cafeteria of the school so that these spaces would be ready for students again on the following Monday.  We are looking forwad to continuing our relationship with Northwood Elementary School and working on our next project!

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Pack 285 Xeriscapes school planters

This week Pack 285 will undertake a school beautification project at Elk Creek Elementary.  We will start by clearing the weeds from four planter beds and removing a layer of dirt to create some space.  This will be replaced by donated weed barrier, a layer of donated rip rap rock from the local quarry and delivered by our Bear den leader in his dump truck.  We will then plant 5 donated swift grasses and sage plants in each planter, all of these plants are drought resistant and native to our Colorado foothills climate.  These planters will go from having annuals in them that die every year to perennials that will come back every year.  This project has the approval of the school principal who will lend a hand in the planting.

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Recycling Heros- Pack 285

Kind of a late entry, but Pack 285 in Pine, CO teamed up with Elk Creek Elementary back in November for a project called Recycling Hero.  The Scouts provided a lot of the pre-event energy to get the school excited and also most of the manpower for the collection date.  Overall our school and scouting community collected nearly 6,000 pounds of textiles, everything from shoes to blankets, sheets, clothes and tarps.  The Scouts were charged with sorting the materials into separate containers, reusable items in one and unusable in another for shredding.  We had set a goal of 10,000 ponds so we will try again at a follow up event in April.

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Boy Scout Troop 179 Re-surfaces volleyball courts

Troop 179 of Oregon Trail Council in Springfield, Oregon has been working on a project at Hamlin Middle School.  They have been working to resurface the overgrown volleyball courts.  Days 1 and 2 have been focused on the removal of the 4 inch layer of weeds and sod that has formed over the sand.  Next they will place new sand and add barriers around the courts.

The school has been in desperate need of extra help after a bond measure failed to pass.  Building a relationship with Hamlin Middle School has enabled Troop 179 to be part of the greater Springfield community.  It is great to see cooperation from the staff and administration at Hamlin Middle School.  This is a great school being served by an awesome boy scout troop!

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Pack 99 helped at the A. K. Suter Book Fair

Pack 99′s cub scouts made a banner to promote the book fair at A.K. Suter Elementary School, Pensacola. At the Spaghetti Diner – which took place during the book fair on March 10th, 2014 - the cub scouts passed out paper tissue flowers to all the parents and asked them to come to the book fair. The book fair was a great success thanks to our cub scouts!

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Pack 1155 Works for Rachel’s Challenge Chain Reaction Clean Up Day

5 Pack 1155 Cub Scouts worked at Loma Vista Elementary School on Sunday, March 9th.  They helped with the Chain Reaction of cleaning the multi-purpose room, staff lounge, parents’ club room and storage shed.

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Pack 553 beautifies Bluewater Elementary property

Pack 553 of the Gulf Coast Council, Niceville, Florida beautified the front property of our adopted school – Bluewater Elementary School.  Sixteen scouts and their Akela’s weeded four rose beds and replaced the mulch.  We also trimmed trees, picked up sticks and other debris from the property.   It was a great afternoon.  We filled 25 bags of dead growth!  This was service project #2 for our Pack this school year and we plan to finish landscaping the > 3000 sq feet of flower/tree beds during our next Pack meeting.  Our goal is to double participation and double the amount of bagged debris!!  WE ARE …. PACK 553!

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