2013 Governor's Day to Serve Event
The Governors of MD, VA and WV and the mayor of DC issued a call to action to "feed the hungry and heal the planet" for Day to Serve 2013: September 15-29. As part of our effort to join the challenge, NCAC partnered with Chesapeake Bay Foundation in Maryland, Groundwork Anacostia River DC, and Meadowood Special Recreation Management Area in Northern Virginia to offer local Scouts exciting volunteer opportunities to participate. Scouts from across our Council signed up to volunteer on DaytoServe.org or created their own unit projects to help the community.
750 Scouts answered the Call to Serve
63 Units participated in or created Projects
Projects included roadside, watershed and park cleanup, planting trees, trail building, collecting food for the homeless, raising funds for the needy, and much more!
Boy Scouts develop their sense of community responsibility and learn the importance of citizenship by participating in service projects throughout the year. Projects typically include such services as planting flowers at the community library, greeting people at the soup kitchen, lowering the flag for the last day of school and NCAC’s annual Scouting for Food drive, when Scouts go door-to-door to collect canned and non-perishable food for local food banks. Day to Serve capitalizes on these lessons by showing how much can be achieved when a community works together.
Looking for another project opportunity? Want to start your own unit project?
Email Michelle.Lynch@Scouting.org to learn about more volunteer opportunities through NCAC.