2010 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


2010 SERVICE PROJECTS

Date(s) Project Hours
Mar 07 Distribute Flyers 25
Mar 13 Scouting for Food 44
Mar 21-28 Kentucky - HIS House 360
Apr 30 Arbor Day - Centennial Tree 10
May 31 Downtown Flags 33
Jun 19 Service Project 20
Jul 10 Glidden Homestead 15
Jul 16 Glidden Homestead 27
Aug 5-6-7 Jon West Eagle
Wesleyan Church
63
Sep 11 911 Flags Downtown 26
Sep 18 Electronics Recycling 24
Sep 24-26 St Mary's Sept Fest 44
Oct 7 Tribute to Heroes 33
Nov 09 Cortland PTA 10
Nov 12-Dec 5 Steven Murphy Eagle
Midwest Museum of Nat History
127
Nov 16 Citizen Luncheon, St Charles 6
Nov 21 Church Dinner 36
Dec 22 Feed'em Soup 15
18 Projects To benefit many causes 919 Hours


Mar 07
Flyer Distribution - 25 hours


Scouts distributed flyers door to door to residences in one section of DeKalb in preparation for the Scouting for Food drive.


Mar 13
Scouting for Food - 44 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 21-28
Spring Break Project - 360 hours


The Spring Break service event took place in Beechmont, Kentucky at HIS House. His House is an abandoned high school being restored into a national disaster relief center. When completed it will provide housing for homeless disaster victims, classrooms for disaster training and certification, a control center for relief efforts, and a storage and distribution center for critically needed food and supplies.


Apr 30
Arbor Day - Centennial Tree - 10 hours


In honor of the Centennial year of Scouting, a tree was planted by the city and park district in Prairie Park in DeKalb. Scouts took part in the ceremony and the planting of the tree.


May 31
Memorial Day Flags - 52 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 19
Service Project - 20 hours


A man with disabilities needed assistance in moving furnishing. He was recovering from brain cancer surgery and Scouts helped with the moving.


Jul 10
Glidden Homestead Project - 15 hours


Glidden Homestead is a historic site featuring Joseph Glidden's mansion and the large barn building where he invented barbed wire. The landscaped grounds needed weeding with trees that needed pruning.


Jul 16
Glidden Homestead Project - 27 hours


Glidden Homestead is a historic site featuring Joseph Glidden's mansion and the large barn building where he invented barbed wire. The landscaped grounds needed weeding with trees that needed pruning.


Aug 05,06,07
John West Eagle - 63 hours


At the Weleyan Church in DeKalb, a weathered signage system with delapidated lighting system was dismantled and replaced with new wiring and fixtures for lighting, plus a large raised flower bed surrounding the sign filled in with stonework, flowering plants, and mulch.


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 18
Electronics Recycling - 24 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.


Sep 22-24
September Fest - 44 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 07
Tribute to Heroes - 33 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.


Nov 09
Cortland School PTA - 10 hours


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


Nov 20
Church Dinner - 57 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 175 people were in attendance. Our boys worked hard and enjoyed some really great food as well. Eighteen people worked on the project.


Dec 22, 2010
Feed'em Soup - 15 hours

Scouts helped serve food and clear tables during a holiday meal for needy people at Feed'em Soup event.


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Organizations Involved

  • Cortland School PTA
  • City of DeKalb
  • Dekalb County Health Department
  • Feed'em Soup Inc.
  • First Lutheran Church
  • Glidden Homestead Historic Site
  • HIS House; Beechmont, KY
  • Hope Haven Homeless Shelter
  • Midwest Museum of Natural History
  • Moving project for man with disabilities
  • Salvation Army
  • St Mary's School
  • Three Fires Council BSA
  • Wesleyan Church

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