Any interesting Service Projects coming up?

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-26-2002
Any interesting Service Projects coming up?
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Mon, 03-18-2013 - 11:54am

We don't have anything interesting coming up. 

Our cubs/boy scouts will be doing Scouting for Food in April.

My girls have to write tags/cards to go with the boxes of cookies we are donating (8 cases total with 12 boxes in each) split between the food bank and the local soldiers overseas.  They are also going to kinda "redo" the Travel Around the World event at another location for the brownie and junior troop and cub scouts at that location on their meeting night (it was the juniors that showed up to our event, but too late).

Beyond that, neither group seems intersted in coming up with other ideas... maybe because they all have spring fever and spring sports are starting or they feel too overwhelmed with all the other stuff in their lives.  I don't know.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-26-2002
Tue, 03-26-2013 - 9:29am
Maybe you are the problem... that was my advice to the daisy leader above. Let them see that you don't get it all together because nobody will do something when it's getting done just fine. Parent volunteers seem to be the immense problem to kid programs. There is just no good way to make it happen. And I have found out that even the ones that are "reliable and willing" I can't rely on so much either. Just hope for the best. I know our neighbor's grandson is doing an eagle project soon. I know this because the grandpa came over with a flyer about the project and spaghetti dinner... not because the troop has publicized this with the kids/parents. I asked the scoutmaster about it and he said that they just got approval for the project 2 days previous, so the fundraising wasn't approved yet and he couldn't tell the kids about it until all was approved. I kind of think this is a disservice to the kids/families since we don't even know this is coming up... kind of like a "keep the date" we hope this works out for us, then later saying- "yes, it's a go!" But whatever... I really like this boy and I hope he does very well. He also is very good with the younger guys in the troop. I wasn't at the troop meeting last night, but the one the week previous, the oldest ranking boy who was there for opening was a 6th grader of 1st class rank (it was high school musical week I guess, but not everyone was in the musical). I guess that's always going to haunt me... that there are lean years of recruitment in our troop and pack. Sean's group was "the oldest" attending in the pack for 2 years... so it's now showing at the troop level. [Ok- I've now figured out that these long rambling posts today are a sign of procrastination for me... I need to get my butt out of this chair, and get dressed and drive to the state park and go pick up the orienteering flags that are still in the woods from an event we had Sunday, during the decent weather, and now I don't want to go since it will be cold, wet, muddy, miserable, thorny, swampy, lots of giant hills, and long difficult walks to get to each one. Wish me luck!]
Community Leader
Registered: 05-28-2000
Thu, 03-21-2013 - 12:46pm

J's troop has a few Eagle Projects coming up and they have their date for service to the Council. 

I don't have anything on the agenda for the Pack.  We didn't have a parent volunteer to run the spring service project & I'm not sure I want to step up again.  I can't decide if I am the parent volunteer problem because I keep stepping in & making things happen. 

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Community Leader
Registered: 05-28-2000
Thu, 03-21-2013 - 12:46pm

J's troop has a few Eagle Projects coming up and they have their date for service to the Council. 

I don't have anything on the agenda for the Pack.  We didn't have a parent volunteer to run the spring service project & I'm not sure I want to step up again.  I can't decide if I am the parent volunteer problem because I keep stepping in & making things happen. 

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