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.
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:
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.
Beneficiary: Benninghoven Elementary
Total Service Hours: 60
Crew Members: 13
Assembled and installed buddy benches on the playground for use by teachers and chaperons.
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
Beneficiary: Shawnee Parks
Total Service Hours: 74.5
Crew Members: 11
Fixed playground borders, landscaping, and repaired bench
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.