The Cub Scout packs in both Fishers and Zionsville are planning to benefit their communities by participating in a school service project.
Scouts and other students will be conducting small projects at schools in their school districts in an effort to help with beautification, efficiency, and any other suggested thoughts from their principal, to address the needs of the school.
“The goal of the event is really just to give back to our schools,” aid Eddie Stahl, director of Cub Scout packs in Hamilton, Boone, Tipton and northwest Marion County. “Our biggest partner in the Boy Scouts of America is our school districts, and we want to make sure that not only is it a beautiful landscape, but also that we are giving back to our community in a confidence-building way. The kids are going to go back to school and have some pride behind it.”
Boy Scouts of America first started the Adopt a School campaign in central Indiana on August 8 in adjacent communities. Scouts and their families across central Indiana served their school that morning, resulting in over 1,000 hours of community service in one day. Some of the projects eventually became Eagle Scouts projects, Stahl said.
Stahl said the projects instill character traits conducive to the Boy Scouts of America mission “to provide excellent programming and build character.”
Boy Scouts of America aims to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law, according to its mission.
Hamilton Southeastern Elementary School students, staff, and community are encouraged to join the scouts at their local elementary school from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Oct. 12 to make an appreciation card for their teachers and principal and to help give back to their school by performing needed services. Middle school and high school scouts will assist with the projects.
Zionsville families will conduct similar projects at their affiliated elementary schools from 6 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 6.