The Adopt-a-School program is an exciting and comprehensive undertaking that will connect Scout packs, troops, and crews across the country with schools in their communities. Participating Scouts then work, within clearly defined guidelines, to partner with school administrations and offer the volunteer services that most effectively meet their school’s needs. With each unit offering their school a minimum one-year commitment, meaningful community relationships are built, and significant changes will happen in the schools. Units may use their service hours to count for rank advancement or unit awards.
Some of the great projects Scouts have done include:
- Flag ceremonies
- Gardening projects
- Trash pick-up
- Help out with school festivals.
Here is what your Scouting unit needs to do:
- Meet with the school principal of your community and discuss their needs.
- Establish a project timeline during the school year to complete the service projects.
- When projects are completed share the story and photos on social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, etc) and firstname.lastname@example.org
- Record your Service hours in Scoutbook or www.my.scouting.org
- Meet quarterly with the school principal to review the projects.