Service

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“We must change boys from a ‘what can I get’ to a ‘what can I give’ attitude.”
Robert Baden-Powell

Troop Service Projects

Each year the troop undertakes a set of community and conservation service projects.

Scout Sunday Pancake Breakfast (Feb)
A thank you breakfast prepared by the boys for our chartering organization

Someone Cares Soup Kitchen (Aug)
Provide food service for the needy
http://www.someonecareskitchen.org/

Back Bay Cleanup (Sep)
Our local effort for Coastal Cleanup Day
http://www.backbaysciencecenter.org/coastal-cleanup-day/

Heritage Hill Historic Park (Dec)
Setting out over 1,000 luminarias for their Christmas season festival.
http://www.ocparks.com/heritagehill/default.asp?Show=events_12&SubShow#1017478


Eagle Scout Projects

Every boy seeking the rank of Eagle Scout must plan, prepare, and give leadership on a service project.

In addition to providing service and fulfilling the part of the Scout Oath, “to help other people at all times,” one of the primary purposes of the Eagle Scout service project is to demonstrate or hone, or to learn and develop, leadership skills. Related to this are important lessons in project management and taking responsibility for a significant accomplishment.

Service projects can be construction, conservation or comunity service oriented.

The National Eagle Scout Association researched the total volunteer hours of the Eagle service projects ever done and it came a total of more than 100 million hours  of service. Each year, new Eagle Scouts add more than three million more hours. Eagle scouts completed about 9.5 million hours in 2011.


Some recent Eagle Scout projects completed by our boys include:

Building 100 feet of post and rail fence replacing unsightly barbed wire in a county park (Sean G)

Building picnic tables for a women and childrens shelter (Taylor S)

Building an information kiosk for the Environmental Nature Center (Nic G)

Rebuilding a roof over trash dumpsters at a Boy's and Girl's Club  to exclude birds and unauthorised trash dumping. (Padraig M)

Building stairs for trail improvement for the Environmental Nature Center (Eric E)

Providing end of season excess wild game and food service for Someone Cares Soup Kitchen (AJ F)

Building a rolling desk and bulletin board for Save Our Souls (Harrison S)

Building a patio cover for a childrens playground at a chuch kindergarden (Langdon H)

Building pantry shelves for a church food distributon storage area (Brian G)