1000 Trees Service Project Canceled

Due to bad weather including unseasonable cold, snow and wind chills, the 1000 Trees service project is canceled for this Saturday. We are hoping to reschedule for another date this year. Once a date has been determined, details and a new sign up will be posted on the Troop website.

1000 Trees Service project

Troop 24 will participate in the 1000 Trees Service Project on Saturday, November 19th from 11 am to 1pm. We will meet at Riverside Presbyterian Church and then disperse to plant tree seeds around the Swan Pond and Scout Cabin areas. Scouts will earn conservation service hours. Dress for the weather. Please let us know if you can attend!
SIGN UP HERE for the 1000 Trees Service Project.

It is time to PAY YOUR DUES if you haven’t already done so!! Click HERE to pay – we need your payment to keep your name on our roster for 2023!

Boards of Review will occur at the Troop Meeting Thursday, November 17th. We need adult volunteers to be able to complete the requested boards.

Service Hour Opportunities

Scouts who would like to earn service hours are encouraged to participate in the following local opportunities:

Frederick Law Olmstead Society will hold its final 2022 Riverside landscape workday in on Saturday, November 5th from 9 am to noon. See the FLOS website for more information. Be sure to bring a Troop 24 Service Hour Form and get it signed.

Brookfield Zoo Community Tree Trim will take place Sunday, November 13th. Troop 24 has its own tree to decorate – we will meet to decorate the tree and visit the Zoo together.

The 1000 Trees Service Project will take place on Saturday, November 19th from 11 am to 1 pm. Dress for the weather and meet at Riverside Presbyterian Church. Sign up on the Troop Website coming soon!

Riverside Holiday Stroll will take place Friday, December 2nd evening. We will host our annual bonfire and S’mores Booth, and collect donations for a local food pantry.

River Rats Service Project 10/15/2022

The Hofmann Dam River Rats Annual Fall River Clean-Up
Saturday, October 15, 2022
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 the DesPlaines River and the river bank.
The Hofmann River Rats is a registered not-for-profit organization, service hours will be given.

Let us know if you can be there!
Scout Sign-Up
Adult Sign-Up

Volunteers Needed for Eagle Project

A message from one of Troop 24’s Eagle Candidates:
Hello, my name is Ryan E, I’m working on my eagle project.
I would like to bring to your kind attention that I am working on the Riverside lamp posts. We need to scrape, prime, and paint the lamp posts on the other side of 1st Avenue, the RB side.
The date of this project this week is Tuesday, September 13 from 4:30 to 6:30 PM, and Saturday, September 17 from 12:00 to 2:00 PM.

For Tuesday, meet up at 192 Waubansee Street, Riverside at 4:30 PM.

For Saturday, meet up at 161 Ridgewood Road, Riverside at 12:00 PM.

Please email enochsalice@yahoo.com to let me know that you can volunteer. I would be very grateful if you could volunteer and participate in this project.

Thank you,
Ryan E

Service Opportunity

The Riverside-Area Refugee Resettlement Team is looking for some moving help for a family from Sudan. On Monday, 8/22 at 3:30 loading up the truck at Riverside Presbyterian Church, 116 Barrypoint Road. At 5:30 unloading in Rodgers Park. Contact Lynda Nadkarni at 708- 288-0899 to volunteer or with questions.

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

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