Sensory Garden at an Inclusive Playground
Be a Part of History
Many towns have inspiring historical sites that have been forgotten about or need some TLC. Nathan from Troop 413 in Hendersonville, TN restored a Civil War-era cemetery by cleaning up the overgrowth of vegetation, building a new fence and repairing some of the broken tombstones. Now, his town has a unique, historical site to be proud of. Civil War-era cemeteries across the country are in need of some heavy TLC, but Nathan’s project goes beyond simply fixing knocked-over headstones. His work ensures that the dead are never forgotten. Scouts anywhere can find culturally significant sites like this to incorporate into their project.
Shoes for Orphans
It is very important to remember that not all projects have to be construction-based. Uyless from Troop 60 in Goliad, TX and his helpers collected 556 pairs of new athletic shoes for an orphanage. It was more shoes than students in his entire high school! This shoe drive will make a lasting impact on the community for a long time. There are always options for supporting your community. Check with local charities and non-profits for ideas that can benefit those in need.
Provide Accessibility to Those in Need
Construction projects can have such a huge impact. Those that increase the quality of life for people can bring joy to both those who get to enjoy it and the Scout who built it. Ben from Troop 820 in Pittsboro, NC built a floating dock for the Carolina Living and Learning Center. The addition of the dock makes this lake a more accessible spot for adults with autism who live at this integrated vocational and residential program in North Carolina.
Baseball Field Project is a Home Run
No summer is complete without a game of baseball. Every town is sure to have a run-down baseball field that needs a Scout to give it some TLC. Austin fromTroop 387 in Cynthiana, IN did just that. Austin and his team completed a total renovation of their local ball field, including building dugouts, fixing the fence, realigning the bases and extending the infield. This complete overhaul is a real home run, and I’m betting it’s a real hit with the youngsters who play there. With some determination and a couple helpers, any Scout can tackle a project like this. Spend some time around your neighborhood or town and you are sure to find a spot that needs a little renovation. It is sure to be a hit.
These great project ideas and more can be found on Scouting Magazine’s blog HERE
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Author: Madison Austin | Marketing Associate, Utah National Parks Council