Community service is a strong part of Scouting's heritage.
The Scouts of Troop 33 have always worked hard at community service. We schedule several service projects each year, plus Eagle Service projects being conducted by our Eagle Scout candidates.
We have also undertaken large scale service projects in response to major disasters, both locally and nationally.
Boy Scout Troop 33 - DeKalb, Illinois
2007 SERVICE PROJECTS
Mar 30-31 - MacQueen Clean-up
Scouts collected litter at MacQueen Forest Preserve.
May 28 - Memorial Day Flags Project
Scouts installed flags on historic Lincoln Highway for the Memorial Day holiday.
Jun 14 - Flag Day - Flags Project
Scouts installed flags on historic Lincoln Highway for the Flag Day holiday.
Jun 20-21 - Afton Wetlands Project
Under the direction of Colin P, Scouts planted over 3,000 aquatic plants in a newly established wetlands area at Afton Forest Preserve.
Jul 05 - Fireworks debris clean-up
Scouts picked up debris from the July 4 fireworks program at Hopkins Park.
Jul 31 - Elder Day Care Service Project
Troop 33 assisted an elderly day care program conduct a fishing derby at Rotary Park. One of the residents caught a trophy size bass.
Aug 04 - Iraq Soldier Benefit Dinner
Members of Troop 33 helped at a spaghetti dinner to benefit a soldier wounded in Iraq.
Aug 22-23 - DeKalb Flood Project
Troop 33 provided meals for about 80 residents at a Red Cross emergency shelter who were displaced by flooding along the Kishwaukee River. The flood was declared a national disaster by President Bush. Click here for images of the DeKalb Flood.
Sep 09 - Bikes for Kids Project
We refurbished old bicycles collected from the community. The bicycles were in turn donated to the Hope Haven homeless shelter.
Sep 21-23 - St Mary's Fall Festival
We camped at St Mary's fall festival, Septemberfest, in order to provide overnight security for the event.
Sep 22 - Flood Clean-Up Project
We removed about 50,000 pounds of sandbags from affected areas resulted from the DeKalb flood.
Sep 29 - Electronics Recycling Project
Our Scouts assisted in recycling electronics at the DeKalb County Health Department.
Oct 04 - Tribute to Heroes Banquet
Our Scouts provided an honor guard for the Tribute to Heroes event, where DeKalb County Citizens are honored for selfless service to the community.
Nov 17-18 - Red Cross Wilderness First Aid Meals
We provided meals for an overnight Wilderness First Aid course for about 40 people.
Nov 18 - Church Thanksgiving Banquet
We served beverages, bussed tables, and washed and dried dishes for about 150 people at the First Lutheran Thanksgiving banquet.
Nov 18 - Flag Line Honor Guard
We helped provide a flag line with local veteran groups to recognize a fallen soldier, Specialist Ashley Seitema. Click here for photos and tribute.