2009 SERVICE PROJECTS
Boy Scout Troop 33 - First Lutheran: DeKalb, Illinois


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The Scouts of Troop 33 have always worked hard at community service. We schedule several service projects every year, plus Eagle Service projects being conducted by our Eagle Scout candidates.


   

Boy Scout Troop 33
DeKalb, Illinois


2009 SERVICE PROJECTS

Date(s) Project Hours
Mar 14 Scouting for Food 42
Mar 16 Cortland PTA 6
Mar 21-29 Spring Break - Hurricane Ike Project 504
Apr 10 Birdhouse Project 30
Apr 11 Rich Farms Project 40
Apr 18 Electronics Recycling 45
May 15-17 Cuboree 210
May 25 Memorial Day Flags 42
Jun 16 Hopkins Flags 12
Jun 17 Midwest Museum Natural History 42
Jun 12-29 Chris Bogle
Sycamore Food Drive
110
Sep 11-13 OA Fellowship 20
Sep 25-27 September Fest 60
Oct 1 Tribute to Heroes 36
Oct 17 Electronics Recycling 27
Oct 26 Cortland PTA 12
Nov22 First Lutheran Dinner 51
Dec 12 Breakfast with Santa 20
18 Projects To benefit many causes 1309 Hours


Mar 14
Scouting for Food - 42 hours


The Scouting for Food event featured a food drive where Scouts and adults divided into routes to pick up food bags from residences. Routes included sections in southern DeKalb plus the towns of Cortland and Malta. In addition to collecting food and delivering it to the Salvation Army, Scouts help unload and sort food.


Mar 16
Cortland School PTA - 6 hours


Scouts provided program activities for children while parents attended the PTA meeting.


Mar 21-29
Spring Break Project - 504 hours


The Spring Break service projct took place in Galveston, Texas, site of Hurricane Ike. We helped restore a historic building downtown, removed debris from yards, gutted the second floor of a house, worked to improve a city park, and hung drywall in a house we had gutted back in December. We also purchased a new motor for a church air conditioning unit.


Apr 10
Birdhouse Project - 30 hours


Troop 33 Scouts built 19 bluebird houses for installation at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois as part of a wildlife conservation program. Scouts also earned their Woodworking merit badge while completing the project.


Jul 11
Rich Harvest Farm Project - 40 hours


Nineteen bluebird birdhouses were installed at various points in rough areas and key points at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois as part of a wildlife conservation program. It helped improve the atmosphere for the upcoming Solheim Cup golf tournament Rich Harvest Farms is rated #58 in Golf Digest's 100 best golf courses.


Apr 18
Electronics Recycling - 45 hours


We helped the Electronics Recycling program which was co-sponsored by the DeKalb County Health Department and the DeKalb County Farm Bureau. Our Scouts helped by unloading cars as they arrived. We unloaded computers, printers, fax machines, copiers, scanners, cell phones, stereos, tv, and monitors.


May 15-17
Kishwaukee Cuboree - 210 hours


The Cuboree event draws about 500 Cubs and parents, supported by 100 staff members. Troop 33 cooked Saturday breakfast, Saturday dinner, and Sunday breakfast for the 600 people attending. A makeshift field kitchen was set up in a large barn building. Breakfast included pancakes, eggs, and sausage. The dinner menu included roasted pig and hams, sweet and sour meatballs, bratwurst, hot dogs, baked beans, macaroni salad, cole slaw, fresh vegatable salad bar, brownies, cherry cheesecake, and cookies.


May 25
Memorial Day Flags - 42 hours


We arrived shortly before sunrise to install American flags at two parks in Downtown DeKalb. The first park was DeKalb Square, corner of 4th & Lincoln, where we installed flags representing the 50 states. Our second installation was at Memorial Park, corner of 1st & Lincoln, with flags representing the five branches of service, Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. The flags we up by sunrise and flew all day. We returned before sunset to retire the flags and return them to storage.


Jun 16
Hopkins Park Flag Ceremony - 12 hours


During the summer live concerts take place on Tuesday evenings directed by Dee Palmer. Troop 33 Scouts assisted in the flag presentation as part of the conference.


Jun 17
Midwest Museum of Natural History - 42 hours


This project involved lanadscaping an outdoor area behind the Midwest Museum of Natural History. It was done as part of A.J. Rouse's Eagle project.


Jul 12-29
Sycamore Food Drive - 110 hours


Chris Bogle's Eagle Service Project featured an 18-day food collection program which benefitted the Sycamore Food Pantry. he project collected a large amount of food from a variety of locations as well as donations to purchase more food.


Sep 11-13
Order of the Arrow Fellowship - 20 hours


Two Scouts worked at three Fires Council's Adventure Scout Camp to improve the cp property.


Sep 11
911 Flags Downtown DeKalb - 26 hours


We arrived shortly before sunrise to install American flags at two parks in Downtown DeKalb. The first park was DeKalb Square, corner of 4th & Lincoln, where we installed flags representing the 50 states. Our second installation was at Memorial Park, corner of 1st & Lincoln, with flags representing the five branches of service, Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. The flags we up by sunrise and flew all day. We returned before sunset to retire the flags and return them to storage.


Sep 25-27
September Fest - 6 hours


Troop 33 participated at September Fest, which is a large fun fair activity to benefit St Mary's Catholic Grade School. They have a sound stage, beer garden, food booths, games, and carnival rides. The event draws thousands of people.
Service activities include three areas. #1. Collecting garbage containers at the end of the day and moving them and emptying them into a central dumpster container. #2. Cleaning around the beer garden after each day, and #3. Providing overnight security for the event.


Oct 01
Tribute to Heroes - 36 hours


Boy Scouts from Troop 33 worked at the Tribute to Heroes event at Kishwaukee College. Scouts greeted people, handed out brochures, mingled at dinner, served as an honor guard for award recipients.


Oct 17
Electronics Recycling - 27 hours


We helped the Electronics Recycling program which was co-sponsored by the DeKalb County Health Department and the DeKalb County Farm Bureau. Our Scouts helped by unloading cars as they arrived. We unloaded computers, printers, fax machines, copiers, scanners, cell phones, stereos, tv, and monitors.
The recycling program helps the environment by preserving landfill space and recycling some precious metals and other materials. After the work was done everyone was treated to pizza and pop.


Oct 26
Cortland School PTA - 12 hours


Scouts provided program activities for children while parents attended the PTA meeting.


Nov 22
Church Dinner - 51 hours


Scouts served beverages and washed and dried dishes for the annual banquet and hymn fest at First Lutheran Church in Dekalb, our troop sponsor. Five turkeys and two hams were featured as well as a host of side dishes, salads, and desserts.
About 200 people were in attendance. Our boys worked hard and enjoyed some really great food as well. Eighteen people worked on the project.


Dec 12
Breakfast with Santa - 15 hours


Scouts helped provide games and activities in the gym during a holiday breakfast during the holiday season fundraiser for Cortland PTA.


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Organizations Involved

  • Cavalry for Christ Disaster Relief, Galveston, TX
  • Cortland School PTA
  • City of DeKalb
  • Dekalb County Health Department
  • DeKalb Municipal Band
  • First Lutheran Church
  • Kishwaukee College
  • Lord of Life Church, Galveston, TX
  • Midwest Museum of Natural History
  • Rich Harvest Farm
  • Salvation Army
  • St Mary's School
  • Sycamore Food Pantry
  • Three Fires Council BSA

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