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Photo Fridays: Scouts Doing Service Projects (46 photos)

Saying that Scouts serve their community is a bit like saying fish swim or dogs bark.

Service is in Scouting’s DNA.

So it’s no surprise that when I asked for photos of Scouts doing service projects last month, the response was huge. Check out the proof below, in the form of 46 photos sent in by real Scouters like you.

Scouts Doing Service Projects” is the latest in my Photo Fridays series, a feature that highlights real photos from real Scouters like you. We’ve already seen Cub Scout FunHigh AdventureFunny Moments, Great Moments at Summer Camp, and learned that Scouters Can Have Fun, Too.

The next Photo Friday topic: JamboreesE-mail your best shots to me, and include your name and home council.

Enjoy these 46 photos, and my thanks to the Scouters and Scouts who took time to give back to their community: 

John Horner, National Capital Area Council. “The boys did a service project for a special needs child. He’s confined to a wheelchair, and can only communicate with a computer. The family enjoys taking him to a family owned small park in our district where the child loves to spend time away from the hardship of his everyday life. The den cleaned up branches, logs, trash and cleared the fire pit for him. They got to meet a wonderful person, make the park safe and earned their Nature Conservation Badge in the process.”

Ed Bedford, Occoneechee Council

Ed Bedford, Occoneechee Council

Barb Machalek, Greater St. Louis Area Council. “This is one of our service projects we work on with our Charter Organization, Festus/Crystal City Elks Lodge #1721, putting together boxes of cookies, candies, cards and ornaments and wrapping them for the veterans at Jefferson Barracks Hospital in St. Louis.”

Patrick Stanley, Calcasieu Area Council

Mark Fisher, Cape Fear Council

Mike Brown, Baden-Powell Council

Paulo Benatti, Minsi Trails Council

Paulo Benatti, Minsi Trails Council

Paulo Benatti, Minsi Trails Council

Doug Smith, Moraine Trails Council

Jennifer Floyd, Flag Day flag retirement ceremony

Katie Starling, Coronado Area Council. “Here are two pics from our 2012 National Trails Day service project.”

Katie Starling, Coronado Area Council

Eagle Scout Ryan Slagle’s Service Project, California Inland Empire Council. Related video: http://youtu.be/oTSnLyaMbcY

Dan Glass. “Cub Scouts of Pack 976 of Vienna VA spend an early spring day cleaning up garbage out of a tributary to the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay. The kids always come up with interesting finds; baseballs, animal skulls, bike parts, money, and even an unpaid parking ticket.”

Vicki Tymon, Blue Ridge Council. “Boys in red shirts are Boy Scouts putting in service hours at Cub Scout Day Camp. The more the Boy Scouts work with the Cub Scouts the more Cub Scouts want to be Boy Scouts.”

Lori M. Smith, Cherokee Area Council, Flag Retirement Ceremony at Collegedale Memorial Park

Luis Lampon. “Troop 50 from Fort Rucker, Ala. (Alabama-Florida Council) conducted a Service Project to assist the Knights of Columbus in preparing a portion of their facility for an upcoming renovation.

Luis Lampon. “Pack 50 from Fort Rucker, Alabama (Alabama-Florida Council) conducted a Food Drive (Scouting for Food Service Project) to help resupply the Fort Rucker Food Bank.

Heidi Snyder, “Our service project happened by accident while at camp PMI in 2010. We took a hike to swinging bridge. The Scouts were very disappointed at how much trash was around, so they started picking it up. Instant service project. I was proud of my Webelos. All have moved on to the troop and continue to do service for the community!”

Gene Bannister. “Caleb puts out flags in downtown Park Hills for the Firecracker 5K/1M Run/Walk.”

Gene Bannister. “Pack 417 provides flag detail for Patriot Guard Motorcycle Ride to benefit Disabled Veterans.”

Ted Jeo. “Finishing up stairs service project to beach at sunset. Troop 9071, Northern Star Council

Nate Heinemann, Black Swamp Area Council. “Safety monitor for a local 5K race in Findlay, OH.”

Nate Heinemann, Black Swamp Area Council. “Explorers from Post 335 guide runners and provide water as runners come by.”

Celeste Brooks, National Capital Area Council. “Photos from our clean up of Christmas wreaths from the graves at Arlington National Cemetery in January 2012.”

Celeste Brooks, National Capital Area Council. “Photos from our clean up of Christmas wreaths from the graves at Arlington National Cemetery in January 2012.”

Louise Johnson, California Inland Empire Council. “This is my son. He loves Cub Scouts, loves helping his community and he is currently entering his fourth year in Scouting. Placing flags at Riverside National Cemetery for Memorial Day.”

Frank Miller. “Hunter M., from Venturing Crew 597 doing some lashings while repairing outdoor classrooms at Camp Sam Hatcher.”

Char Hamaker. “This is Arron, Shawn, and Connor doing an Honor Guard for J. Thomas, a long time BSA Veteran on March 10, 2012, at his Funeral in Payson, Utah.”

Jay Gorman, Rip Van Winkle Council. “Hurricane Irene cleanup, Troop 8 Scouts, Scouters, and siblings.”

Jay Gorman, Rip Van Winkle Council. “Hurricane Irene cleanup, Troop 8 Scouts, Scouters, and siblings.”

Jay Gorman, Rip Van Winkle Council. “Hurricane Irene cleanup, Troop 8 Scouts, Scouters, and siblings.”

Jay Gorman, Rip Van Winkle Council. “Hurricane Irene cleanup, Troop 8 Scouts, Scouters, and siblings.”

Jacob Push, Mid-America Council. “Pavilion Painting with Pack 395.”

Keith MacNeal, Mohegan Council. “Eagle Project of Patrick E. of Troop 54, Worcester, MA. Landscaping courtyard at Epworth United Methodist Church.”

David Aragon, Longs Peak Council. “Service project: clean up the South Platte River of debris and tires.”

Keith MacNeal, Moheghan Council. “Troop 54 placing flags on veterans’ graves for Memorial Day.”

Troop 18, Florham Park, NJ. “Memorial Day weekend flag placement for veterans, George Washington Memorial Park.”

Jason Muckinhaupt, Georgia Carolina Council. “Cleaning up Patriots Park, a community recreation park in Evans.”

Clorisa Brown, Last Frontier Council. “Bike Race: St. Gregory’s University has a bike race every year to raise money. Our Pack volunteered to run all the water stations. We had our Cub Scouts and our Girl Scouts at each station making sure the cyclist were protected and given refreshments.”

Clorisa Brown, Last Frontier Council. “Fourth of July: Our Pack was selected to lead the Pledge at the 2011 Veterans Day Parade and festival.”

Clorisa Brown, Last Frontier Council. “Newspaper picture: That is a picture from day 1 of our three week Cub Scout Day Camp 2012. It was published  in our local newspaper with a nice writeup about what we do.”

Clorisa Brown, Last Frontier Council. “Service 1: 2011 Food Roundup.”

Clorisa Brown, Last Frontier Council. “Troop 408: First Baptist Troop 408,2012 Fourth of July Parade. Our local Troop did the colors for the whole parade then started off the festival.”

What do you think?

Which of these photos do you like best? What’s the most memorable service project you’ve been a part of? Leave a comment below.

Next Photo Friday: “Jamborees”

National and world jamborees let Scouts come together to celebrate Scouting. Send your best photos of jamborees to me. Use the subject line “Photo Fridays,” and include your name and home council.

Previous Photo Fridays

  1. Cub Scout Fun
  2. High Adventure
  3. Funny Moments
  4. Great Moments at Summer Camp
  5. Scouters Can Have Fun, Too!

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