cub service projects
Peter Farnham (pfarnham@ASBMB.FASEB.ORG)
Fri, 14 Apr 1995 15:13:47 EST
Our pack does an annual service project, usually in mid-June. It
consists of a clean-up of the parking lots and grounds for our
chartered organization (about 60-90 minutes worth of work) followed by
a picnic, and some sort of other fun event to finish off the
afternoon. Last year we played volleyball; this year we're doing a
"field day" activity with round-robin stations where the boys do
different exercises. The boys will get a fitness belt loop out of it
at the end of the afternoon.
This year, we are also supplying 20 boys to support some of the booths
at our school's spring festival. They'll shag balls, fetch and carry,
etc. We'll have applications available for non-cub boys expressing an
interest in joining the pack, and uniformed adults around all day to
answer parent questions.
A couple of years ago I organized a shoreline cleanup along the
Potomac River south of Alexandria for a couple of wolf dens. Only a
few boys turned up (we were competing with basketball, soccer and
baseball leagues) but it was worthwhile--we picked up an unbelievable
amount of trash. We coordinated this through the National Park
Service. We also all received a very nice "NPS Volunteer" patch.
Service projects are good things to do. Cubs should do more of them.
Hint--link them with something fun, however, like a picnic, and be
sure the boys get something out of it they can wear on their uniforms.
CM, Pack 1515
The Great GW District, NCAC
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City