At least 20,000 Boy Scouts will volunteer to assist in various community projects on March 27 in the annual Scout Community Service Day. Twenty-five counties in Kentucky and southern Indiana will be targeted for this event in an effort to positively impact their city, town, and county.
Activities will include a wide range of community initiatives like planning and implementing a school supply drive, volunteering at a soup kitchen, spending time with the elderly, planning a book drive for a library, repairing an abandoned park, planting a community garden, cleaning up graffiti, tutoring younger children to improve their reading and writing skills, participating in a stream clean up, sponsoring a community blood drive, or holding a yard sale and donating proceeds to a charity.
The Boy Scouts are partnering with the Metro United Way in providing Scouts within the area projects through their website. Projects listed on the United Way website include volunteering for the Catholic Charities annual Easter Egg Hunt with over 100 refugee children expected to participate; light landscaping and some outside painting for Bridgehaven; Metro Parks assistance including landscaping, painting, litter cleanup, and other jobs; cleaning up waterways and removing invasive plant species in the Louisville and Clarksville areas through the Xstream Cleanup program; and assisting Operation Brightside with trash cleanup.
The Boy Scouts are committed to developing skills and attitudes that will allow them to become contributing members of society while insuring that the communities they live in will continue to be better places for all people to live.
About the Lincoln Heritage Council Boy Scouts of America
The Boy Scouts of America is the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training. The Lincoln Heritage Council of the Boy Scouts of America serves 21,000 youth in 25 counties in north central Kentucky and southern Indiana. The 19 counties in Kentucky served are Jefferson, Oldham, Bullitt, Spencer, Washington, Nelson, Marion, LaRue, Hardin, Grayson, Breckinridge, Meade, Green, Adair, Taylor, Shelby, Henry, Trimble, and Carroll. In Indiana the 6 counties we serve are Clark, Floyd, Scott, Harrison, Washington, and Crawford.
For more information on the Lincoln Heritage Council, Boy Scouts of America, please visit http://www.lhcbsa.org/.
Source: Lincoln Heritage Council Press Release.