Re: cub scout service projects
Tim Harkness (harkness@PLD.COM)
Thu, 23 Oct 1997 23:30:56 -0500
I will tell you all the "Mother" of all Cub Scout service projects.
First off I love service projects, and this one would be the best. I was doing
service calls in a senior citizen apartment complex. Three stories with a
down the middle of each floor. The hallway was roughly 200 feet long on each
floor. Never actually measured it.
Anyway these hallways have not been painted since the building was built in
early '70's. Bingo! I thought, SERVICE PROJECT!!!! I told up the owners,
was the local housing authority, that the BOY Scouts would paint the
they supplied the paint. The manager agreed and all arangements on their
get the supplies were taken care of.
On my end, I went to roundtable, advertise the service project for 2 months.
Pushed it real hard. Told everyone that each boy had to have a roller brush
parent to help. What I did get for Boy Scouts was my troop, and another out of
town troop totaling 9 boy scouts and four parents. 13 people, how are we
do this big building with 13 people? Then came in five Cub Scout Webelos
parents wanting to do a project for the Citizenship Activity badge! We had
and parent every 10 feet for two of the floors and saved the third floor
It was great, the boys had a great time, the senior citizens loved having
around and the walls got a great paint job.
Now I admit the manager was nervous seeing all these young kids painting the
walls, but when we pulled up the plastic off the floor, it was like a
had done the job. We won't mention all the paint puddles and foot prints
the plastic though!
Asst. Scoutmaster Troop 59
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