This isn't the first time Cub Scouts from Pack 1884 have served the schools that supply the scouts in their unit. Just this past year, scouts assisted Creekside PTO with their fall festival, handing out flyers and maps of the building and locations of the activities to the participants as they entered the building. Last year, they planted some trees, picked up trash, and laid pine straw in several landscaping areas as part of a beautification project.
Here are some ideas of projects you can do for the school(s) that feed your unit:
- Grounds beautification
- Building improvements
- Giving Tree coordinate
- Teacher appreciation
- Helpers during festivals
- Book Drive coordinate
- Clean-up after school events
- Green effort coordinate
- Literacy program
- Food Drive coordinate
These are just some sample ideas, get with the Principal to find out what their school's specific needs are.
Participating Scouts then work—within clearly defined guidelines—to team up 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 relationships across the U.S. Through committed volunteer efforts—from landscaping and cleanup 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.
Cubmasters, Scoutmasters, and Crew Leaders, are you willing to step up and Adopt a School today?
“We must change boys from a ‘what can I get’ to a ‘what can I give’ attitude.”
- Sir Robert Baden-Powell