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COMMUNITY SERVICE | Making An Impact In Our Community

On Average, Scouts Complete Over

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Hours of Community Service Each Year

This past year was one to remember as our community continued to navigate a global pandemic. Because of the persistence and passionate commitment from our Scouts, volunteers, Scouting families and supporters, Dan Beard Council found stability and success. Youth from every community and neighborhood of our Council are experiencing the “Scouting Difference”: life-changing adventures, learning leadership and life skills and building friendships.

On average, Scouts complete over 160,000 service hours on a yearly basis, with 308 Scouts achieving the Eagle Scout rank in 2021! The focus of service projects this past year centered around supporting basic needs in our communities. In 2021, 43,559 hours of community service were completed in our communities for Eagle Scout projects.

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Scouting helps youth move from their best “right now” self to their best future self by building things, making friends, working together, setting goals and achieving them. These life-changing experiences–and the confidence they provide–form a foundation that lets them embrace the opportunity and overcome obstacles.

Over 3,500 local Scouts collected over
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pounds of food for Freestore Foodbank with Scouting for Food,
a Council-wide service project,
sponsored by Skyline Chili, which created 20,000 meals that will
support local families in need.
Local Eagle Scout, Ella, from Troop 149 of Mariemont Church, built a blessings box at Inter Parish Ministry that allows clients to pick up non-perishable items when the food pantry is closed which included landscaping!
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 Cub Scout Pack 280 of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School had a wonderful event where they greeted residents of SEM Villa Retirement Community in Milford, Ohio with handmade signs and gave them potted flowers to brighten their day.
Cub Scout Pack 293 of the
CrossWay Community Christian Church participated in a twilight service project of cleaning up trash in a field in Harrison, Ohio.

We would like to highlight your Eagle Scout project and hear about how being a Scout has impacted your life. We would love to see all of the hard work you have accomplished, and hear about what Scouting has meant to you. Click here for details.

All inquiries should be directed to Julie Whitaker, Senior Marketing Executive, at (513) 577-7699 or email at julie.whitaker@scouting.org.