Donations and Volunteers Needed for Eagle project!

Hello Troop 24 families!  I am collecting items for the Guardian Corps of America for my Eagle Scout Project. They are a public charity that focuses on helping the homeless and homeless veterans. I have several boxes at different locations including the North Riverside Town Hall, Riverside Foods, Riverside Town Hall, and my House, where items can be dropped off. You can also bring donations to tonight’s Troop meeting. Items I am collecting include;  bars of soap, men’s socks (size 11-14), men’s underwear (size Lg, XL and XXL), and women’s socks (size 7-11). I am also collecting canned goods, however only those with easily removable lids. All socks and underwear must be new. The deadline for the collection will be May 8th. 
I will also need scouts to help check boxes every 2x every week and bring items to my house. They will need to check the boxes on Tuesdays and Fridays.  Each box will have bags to help with removal with another bag under to be pulled up.  Additionally I will have a date to sort and pack all of the different items to drop off at Guardian Corps of America.
If you are interested in volunteering or have questions, please email me at: fedorski.kenny0@gmail.com. I will have a sort and pack workday Monday, May 9th at 6:30 pm.
Email Kenny if you can help.
Thanks for your support!
Kenny Fedorski

Donations and Volunteers needed for Eagle Project

Hello Troop 24 families!  I am collecting items for the Guardian Corps of America for my Eagle Scout Project. They are a public charity that focuses on helping the homeless and homeless veterans. I have several boxes at different locations including the North Riverside Town Hall, Riverside Foods, Riverside Town Hall, and my House, where items can be dropped off. Items I am collecting include;  bars of soap, men’s socks (size 11-14), men’s underwear (size Lg, XL and XXL), and women’s socks (size 7-11). I am also collecting canned goods, however only those with easily removable lids. All socks and underwear must be new. The deadline for the collection will be May 6th. 
I will also need scouts to help check boxes every 2x every week and bring items to my house. They will need to check the boxes on Tuesdays and Fridays.  Each box will have bags to help with removal with another bag under to be pulled up.  Additionally I will have a date to sort and pack all of the different items to drop off at Guardian Corps of America.
If you are interested in volunteering or have questions, please email me at: fedorski.kenny0@gmail.com. I will have a sort and pack workday TBD.
Thanks for your support!
Kenny Fedorski

Service Hour Opportunities

Boy Scouts need to complete service hours as a requirement for rank advancement. For the Life rank, at least three hours of this service must be conservation-related. Here is some information on community events that are pre-approved for conservation service hours. These are NOT troop activities, so transportation and scout leader supervision will not be provided. We recommend that you bring an adult family member to participate if possible. Bring our Service Hour Form and have it signed at the event – please remember to turn the form in at a Troop meeting.

River Rats Spring Clean Up – Saturday, April 16th 9 am to noon
Join the dedicated Hofmann Dam River Rats in their semi-annual litter cleanup along the banks of the Des Plaines River. Enjoy the outdoors and learn about the river while helping your local natural areas.

*Disposable gloves, bags, refreshments and training will be provided
*Dress for the weather and to work along the river. Wear sturdy shoes/boots, long sleeves and long pants that can get dirty, and work gloves. Dressing in layers and wearing a hat is recommended.
*Overflow parking is available at Stella’s (3903 Joliet Ave, Lyons)

Meet at the forest preserve area east of the Lyons side of the Barrypoint Bridge and the Hofmann Tower.

Work will include removing trash from along the DesPlaines River.

Riverside Landscape workdays:
The Frederick Law Olmstead Society (FLOS) and Village of Riverside offer a monthly Landscape Workday, with several events this spring. Come for an hour or three, whatever your schedule allows. Middle school and high school aged scouts may attend with or without their parent, but you must bring this Volunteer Liability Release Statement signed by your parent. Locations vary, see the FLOS website for information. Look for the Riverside Public Works dump truck. Wear long pants and long sleeves, bring your work gloves and a water bottle. All other supplies will be provided.

Forest Preserve Workdays
The Forest Preserve of Cook County offers many volunteer opportunities. See their Volunteer Webpage for details.

Scouting for Food – Additional Volunteers Needed

Additional volunteers are needed to help collect canned food this Saturday, April 9th from 9 am to noon. We will meet at the driveway of Riverside Presbyterian Church. Scouts will receive service hours for this project. Please let us know if you can help.

Scout sign up
Adult sign up

Scouting for Food Service Project

There is NO Troop meeting tonight. We hope you are enjoying your spring break!

Service Project this Saturday and next Saturday:
Scouting for Food is the Boy Scouts of America’s nationwide service project to help stop hunger in our communities. It began as a Scout’s service project in St. Louis, MO in 1985 and was adopted by the Boy Scout National Organization in 1988.

Pathway to Adventure Council will hold a council-wide Scouting for Food program that takes place on two consecutive weekends. On the first weekend, Scouts distribute bags or door hangers within their assigned area to let their neighbors know about the drive. On the second weekend, Scouts revisit those houses to pick up nonperishable items. Our Troop will then drop off collected food items at the Riverside Presbyterian Church Little Free Food Pantry. Scouts will receive service hour credit. Scouts and Adult Volunteers sign up at the links below:

Saturday April 2nd from 10 am to noon: Door hanger drop off
Scout sign up
Adult sign up
Saturday April 9th from 9 am to noon: Food collection
Scout sign up
Adult sign up

Would you like to see who else has already signed up? You can always check that on our Upcoming Events page.

Pinewood Derby – This Weekend – Volunteers Needed

Pack 24’s annual pinewood derby will be held on Saturday, January 29, and they are seeking help from our scouts. Any Troop 24 scout that volunteers will earn service hours.

Additional shifts have been added for Friday evening Set Up and Saturday evening Clean Up. Saturday afternoon volunteers are still needed also.

Our scouts will be managing the race by setting up the pinewood cars, and retrieving them to bring back to the starting gates.

Shifts are available in one-hour blocks starting at 10:00 am. Please sign up for multiple shifts if possible! The racing is expected to wrap up at 5:00 pm. Racing shifts are spread out this year to allow each den its own time to participate.

Thanks in advance for your help. Click here to sign up today.

Help Needed with Pinewood Derby – January 29

Pack 24’s annual pinewood derby will be held on Saturday, January 29, and they are seeking help from our scouts. Any Troop 24 scout that wishes to work a one hour shift will earn a service hour.

Our scouts will be managing the race by setting up the pinewood cars, and retrieving them to bring back to the starting gates.

Shifts are available in one-hour blocks starting at 10:00 am. The racing is expected to wrap up at 5:00 pm. Racing shifts are spread out this year to allow each den its own time to participate.

Thanks in advance for your help. Click here to sign up today.

Jesus J Eagle Project – Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers are needed to help on Jesus J’s Eagle project.
Please read his message and sign up if you can help!
“Hi everyone, my name is Jesus and I am a current Life Scout working on my Eagle Scout. The project I picked is to fix and repair the Riverside Little League Shed. I am currently looking for volunteers to help me. Here is the link to the signup genius. It would be great if we could get together the weekend of November 13-14 and work on it as much as possible before the snow hits. As a former little league player I have many memories playing through Riverside Little League and wish for this to continue for kids to come. Please consider signing up to volunteer as it would make a big impact on the kids, coaches, and community in general. Thank you for your time and consideration and helping me with this project.
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4ba4aa2ca0f9c61-jesus
Sincerely,
Jesus J
Life Scout
Troop 24″

November Troop Activities

On Sunday, November 14 at 1:00 pm, Troop 24 and family will meet at the Brookfield Zoo for the Community Tree Trim. For more information and to sign up click HERE.

There will be NO Thursday evening Troop meeting on November 11 or 18 and we will instead meet for Saturday service projects.

On Saturday November 13 at 8:30 am scouts and leaders will meet at the Riverside Presbyterian Church for the 1000 Trees planting project. Click HERE to let us know that you will attend.

On Saturday November 20 at 8:30 am scouts, leaders and family members will meet at the McCormick Woods Pavilion (Cook County Forest Preserve) for a Buckthorn removal project. Click HERE to let us know that you will attend.

KEEP READING BELOW FOR AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT TROOP DUES!

Service Project Opportunity

Troop 24 has been invited to assist the Cook County Forest Preserve District in setting up and taking down tents for a campground for 25-30 disabled campers at Bullfrog Lake. This combines two things near to a Scout’s heart: Camping and Helping Others.

Please send an email to David Flassing (flassing@yahoo.com) if you are willing and able to either set up tents (Meet at RPC at 7:30AM Saturday, August 28) or take down tents (Meet at RPC at 9:00AM on Sunday, August 29). Estimated return time to RPC is three to four hours.

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