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Community Service at Home

A Scout is Helpful, Kind, Thrifty, Clean

A Scout will do their best "To help other people at all times".


During times of frustration and heart ache, Scouts come together to help our community. We adapt and make the most positive ways out of difficult times like COVID-19. Here are suggestions of activities and projects you as Scouts, Leaders, Units, Parents who can continue to help our community.


Clean up trash

Has your unit signed up for "Scouts Trash the Trash Day"?    

- Scouts Trash the Trash Day is an international Messengers of Peace project for Scouts around the world, where each Scout is challenged to bring a friend or family member along and pick up at least one Kilo (2.2 pounds) of trash each on the first Saturday in May. (May 2nd).

- Scouts Trash the Trash Day is about more than just cleaning our planet, it is a day to show the world what Scouting is about, educate individuals about Scouting and recruit new boys, girls and adults into the Scouting movement.

- Walk around your neighborhood, parks, or your Charter Organization. Great way to get out and exercise while helping our environment. 

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Help the Elderly

Have you checked with elderly members of your Charter Organization? 

- Give them a call and check in to see how they are doing. A cheerful call can really brighten their day!

  "Hi, my name is________, and I am a Cub Scout/Scout with "Pack/Troop #____. I just wanted to call today and see how you are doing. Is there any way I can be of help?"

How are your neighbors doing?

- If you are able to go out and pick up a few things for those who are 65 + of age (high risk), make a doorstop drop to help them out. 

- Yard-work: mow, trim trees, pick up leaves

Local nursing homes:

- Send cards, photos, drawings to cheer them up (please call ahead of time as some are not allowing mail)

  •  Can also be sent out with each "Meals on Wheels" meal.

- Video tape singing camp songs, telling jokes, or just a simple message to say "Hi!". Send this via e-mail, Dropbox, or Google Drive to a staff member who can share it with the staff and residents. A fun way to cheer them up!

- Do you have a musical talent? Need to practice your tuba, flute, or trumpet? Make a call and see if there is an open area for residents to be on the patio, balcony, or open their window and listen to your musical talents! 

Food Drive



  • Food Drive for local pantry. Send a message out to your Scouts and see what they can get together to donate. 
  • Raise money for local food banks. Set up a Go Fund Me, Fundraiser on Facebook, or send e-mails/snail mail letters out to your families asking for donations to help food banks purchase the needed supplies. 
Face Masks


(click on Stormont Vail for direct link)

Stormont Vail can use our help. You don't have to know how to sew to help make a mask. Here are a few links to help guide you into making one.

(click on the Stormont Vail logo to the direct hospital link)

#1. Easy elastic face mask  

(click here)External Link

#2. Face Mask with filter pocket and adjustable wire 

(click here)External Link

#3. Face mask per the CDC Tutorials and recommendations

Donation form for Stormont Vail 





Essential personal who are going to work to keep us safe.

Send a note, buy them a warm cup of coffee, make them a meal... the opportunities are endless. Click on images for locations to send a generous gesture to.

*NOTE* the links are Shawnee County departments. 



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