Troop 358 Serves

In 2017, scouts and adults from Troop 358 completed over 1,100 hours of community service in, and around Shawnee, Kansas.  Many times, our service projects are completed as part of a weekend campout or at summer camp.  Others are stand-alone events.  Here are some examples of how we spent our 1,100 hours:

Shawnee Mission Parkway - we picked up litter from the roadside ditches twice during 2017

Hope Lutheran Church - we laid sod and mulch

Shawnee Neighbor - cleaned up overgrown landscaping and general yard work

Old Shawnee Days- parking lot attendants, info booth staff, go-fers

H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation - cleaned up landscaping around main gate.  Replaced mulch.

Eagle Projects

In order to earn the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Boy Scouting, the Eagle candidate must lead the planning, organizing and execution of a service project.  The emphasis is on leading, not necessarily "do-ing" a large project.  The project is required to benefit a non-profit, charity, or the community at-large.  The Eagle candidate must seek out a project and it's beneficiary, secure funding for materials, recruit and organize laborers, plan, schedule and lead work days to complete the project.  It's a huge endeavor!

Here are examples of recent projects completed by Troop 358's newest Eagle Scouts:

Recent Eagle Projects

Vendor Huts

Beneficiary:  City of Shawnee

Total Service Hours:  446

Crew Members:  20

Three huts were constructed to be used by vendors during community events and festivals.

Playground Benches

Beneficiary:  Benninghoven Elementary

Total Service Hours:  60

Crew Members:  13

Assembled and installed buddy benches on the playground for use by teachers and chaperons.

Nature Trail Bridges

Beneficiary:  Shawnee Mission NW High School

Total Service Hours:  31.5

Crew Members: 12

Designed, constructed, and installed 3 foot bridges to minimize impact to nature trail

Playground Upkeep

Beneficiary:  Shawnee Parks

Total Service Hours:  74.5

Crew Members: 11

Fixed playground borders, landscaping, and repaired bench

Rolling Shelves & Carts

Beneficiary:  Shawnee Mission PTA Clothing Center

Total Service Hours:  61

Designed and built 5 rolling carts for storing donated clothes.


Removed old, deteriorating landscaping, replaced with new plants and mulch.