Four Service Opportunities for Scouts this Spring

As Spring blooms across Metro-Atlanta, Scouts and Venturers are getting excited about being outdoors again. And what better way to get outdoors than to exercise the third point of the Scout Law and be helpful to others. The Atlanta Area Council is excited to offer four service opportunities for this Spring including two single-day opportunities and camp and two ongoing council-wide projects.

Bert Adams Support Society Logo

Earth Day Trail Maintenance at Bert Adams

April 20-22 2018 at Bert Adams Scout Camp

The Bert Adams Support Society invites Packs, Troops and Crews to spend Earth Day giving back to one of our favorite places on Earth: Bert Adams Scout Camp. Scouts and Venturers are invited to camp for the weekend or come out for the day on Saturday. There will be numerous service projects available on Saturday, largely focused on trail maintenance. Each unit must provide leadership for those youth at camp for overnight camping and service projects/activities.

Lunch and Dinner will be provided on Saturday.

Click here to register.

Woodruff Scout Camp LogoWoodruff Workers Weekend

May 11-13, 2018 at Woodruff Scout Camp

Spend the weekend at Woodruff and get the opportunity to be one of the founding members of the Woodruff Support Society! The Woodruff Workers Weekend will be a weekend of camping and service at Woodruff Scout Camp and will serve as the launching point for the camp’s new volunteer support society. Join us as we prepare Woodruff Scout Camp for another summer of Pure Scouting Adventure.

If you’re interested in joining the Woodruff Support Society, a $5 registration fee covers your membership and an exclusive Founding Member patch only available in 2018.

Lunch on Saturday is included.

Click here to register.

Scouting For Food

A Scout collects canned goods for Scouting for Food

Scouting for Food is the annual coordinated service project of the Atlanta Area Council and Scouting organizations across the United States. Scouts and Venturers collect non-perishable food items, which they donate to food pantries and other benefiting organizations in their neighborhoods. Not only do our youth collect tons of food to support local food pantries, but they learn lifelong lessons about community service and good citizenship.

The Atlanta Area Council will recognize all Scouts and Venturers who participate in Scouting for Food with a patch. All your unit has to do is submit a roster of all the Scouts who participated in the project. The patches will not only recognize Scouts who participate in Scouting for Food on specific days, but any time during the year.

Unit leaders can download a Scouting for Food resource kit that includes instructions on how to begin a Scouting for Food project on the Scouting for Food webpage.

Recycle for Good LogoRecycle for Good

Did you know $73 million worth of aluminum goes needlessly to landfills in Georgia each year when it can be infinitely recycled? Did you know that Metro-Atlanta is number two in the U.S. (behind Miami) for income disparity making home ownership and financial stability for many working families a challenge? Just think – if we had leaders in our community collecting aluminum for recycling, and using its value to strengthen our communities – what a difference we can make – from reducing waste to funding a home for a family in need. It’s the perfect illustration of sustainability – and together we can make a difference!

The Atlanta Area Council has partnered with Novelis and Habitat for Humanity on a service project called Recycle for Good. If your unit is looking for a service project that will educate your Scouts, encourage stewardship of our natural resources, all while helping a local family, Recycle for Good is perfect for you!

Click here to learn more.

These are just a few of the great service opportunities available to you and your Scouts. As your unit finds new and exciting ways to give back to the community, please share your stories of community service with us through our story submission form.