Various Sources

As of March, 2002

Edited By North District Advancement Committee, Circle Ten Council, BSA




v     Built twelve bookcases, held book drive to fill shelves, and obtained mini-blinds for recreation room at rehabilitation center

v     Built and assembled weaving loom for senior citizens’ home

v     Designed and built outdoor chapel for church

v     Built electrically-operated game board to teach Bible facts to children at church

v     Made Braille games for blind school students, including handmade game boards, playing pieces, etc., that could be identified by touch

v     Built storage bins for nursery schools

v     Constructed six mobile, wooden planters, for use by children confined to wheelchairs at Shriner’s Hospital

v     Repaired and painted community building, including raising funds to pay for supplies

v     Constructed footbridge linking school and homes

v     Designed and built reading lofts for kindergarten classes freeing up valuable floor space

v     Built clothes racks for Christmas gift program, providing place to store coats and other donated clothing items until distribution

v     Designed, built, and installed two map signs identifying ball diamonds and playing fields at community sports complex

v     Constructed cabinets and shelves and secured library of written materials for cardiac rehab center to provide education on measured and actions to help prevent strokes and heart attacks

v     Built and maintained recycling center at local park by installing separating bins and empting for six months

v     Rebuilt outdoor chapel at church camp by removing and replacing all benches, adding railings to pathway and stairs and building new lectern and cross

v     Built horseshoe pitching court of residents of senior housing complex and set up party to “unveil” the new courts

v     Refurbished area and constructed two new horseshoe pits and bocce ball court for senior citizens of chartered organization

v     Collected, repaired, painted, and delivered toys to toy lending library and Salvation Army for distribution to needy children

v     Erected poles as road guards around driveway at church for playground and day-care

v     Built storage facilities for Sunday School materials

v     Built outdoor picnic tables for school

v     Constructed wooden compasses for demonstration and teaching at school

v     Repaired and repainted bleachers at school

v     Built fire pit and benches and cleaned up beachfront property of church

v     Built campfire bowl and stage for local youth camp

v     Planned, organized, and built baseball field for church

v     Rebuilt cabin and constructed outhouse at church camp

v     Renovated church gymnasium

v     Reshingled roofs on nature center buildings

v     Constructed kiosk to be used as message center, map holder and information center at community park

v     Cleared unused building at Boy’s Club and constructed indoor archery range

v     Planned and built brick fireplace for local park

v     Built large playhouse (6’X12’X8’) for day-care and after-school program run for homeless in community

v     Built cage (15’X30’X12’) for local raptor center to be used for rehabilitation and display of large birds of prey

v     Erected enclosure, following specifications provided by the zoo, for display and safekeeping of birds, at local wildlife park

v     Built outdoor weather station and installed professional grade weather equipment at elementary school

v     Constructed activity shelter at local school

v     Organized and painted inside of church building

v     Tore down and disposed of dilapidated garage at historic home

v     Built doghouses of various sizes for homeless animals being kept at various animal shelters

v     Constructed two bridges along trail at nature center

v     Built play gyms for schools and Ronald McDonald House

v     Rebuilt historical bus stop for seniors

v     Built a trophy case for local grade school

v     Built equipment for Special Olympics

v     Built birdhouses and feeders to be placed outside windows at local nursing homes

v     Repaired and repainted press box and dugouts at athletic field

v     Poured cement pads for air conditioning unit and patio of chartered organization

v     Made major structural repairs to community-owned park cabin

v     Constructed study carrels at nonprofit adult literacy organization

v     Built and distributed lap boards with tablets or writing paper and holders for pens and envelopes to rest homes and VA hospital and with coloring books and crayons for children’s hospital

v     Constructed park benches at bus stops for the elderly

v     Assembled book carts, kick stools and bookends for new public library and relocated and sorted children’s catalog section

v     Procured materials and constructed six motorized wheelchairs for permanent use by home for the elderly

v     Dismantle and rebuild wooden bleachers at school

v     Built wooden lifeguard towers at local YMCA camp

v     Built 4 rolling tables for chartered organization

v     Constructed three voting booths for town hall including one handicap-accessible

v     Designed and built a playground for orphanage

v     Built new picnic tables for town park pavilion

v     Built bicycle racks for a local baseball complex

v     Repaired/rebuilt a storage shed at local neighborhood park

v     Repaired and repainted bleachers and dugouts at local little league baseball diamond

v     Removed old flagpole and installed new one at local school; landscaped area around the flagpole

v     Built wood shelving units for local food pantry




v     Built 30’ retaining wall with native rocks to control erosion and water bars on trail in preserve

v     Built new orienteering course at park

v     Initiated and completed two mile nature trail exhibiting trees, plants, and wildlife; also built a dozen birdhouses to uses as a sanctuary over winter and nesting seasons

v     Researched local bird population and constructed and installed over thirty different nesting stations to enhance population of desired bird species at local wildlife park

v     Compiled listing of practical ways average households can cut pollution and keep environment clean without elaborate and expensive preparation; distributed information to approximately 3,000 homes

v     Rejuvenated cemetery by cleaning grounds, refurbishing headstones, and locating graves; documented 300 buried there and secured cemetery’s inclusion in state historical directory

v     Built small park on unused wooded lot in neighborhood by clearing and covering two walking paths with wood chips, installing wire spool tables, clearing play area, building sand box, and making entrance sign

v     Made insect collection for school of children with disabilities by collecting, identifying and giving locations of prime sites for insect collection; constructed glass cases for presentation and for future collections

v     Cleared away brush and overgrowth blocking scenic view and installed resting bench for joggers; installed three posts to prevent vehicles from driving on jogging path

v     Made and posted warning signs and location markers on trail for hikers; dug drainage ditches and laid rock and logs to route stagnant water off trail and into river; installed terracing steps and rope handrails to help ensure safety of hikers

v     Removed gravel border along sides of walk (potential hazard to elderly) and replaced with fill dirt and sod

v     Removed seven trees and brush and cleared area for Red Cross building project; cut up trees and delivered wood to those in need for heating their homes

v     Landscaped local Red Cross chapter house in preparation for open house

v     Researched and laid out historical hike around city in cooperation with historical society

v     Laid out and built outdoor environment and nature study course with assistance of educational naturalist

v     Leveled and repaired twenty fitness stations in cooperation with local parks and recreation division

v     Ploughed and cultivated garden area for use by nursing home patients

v     Developed plan to revitalize live oak trees on college campus by aerating compacted soil, adding topsoil and creating physical barriers around the trees

v     Mulched and landscaped parking area and installed handicapped ramp to access picnic area

v     Designed and built flower beds for main entrance of school

v     Reconstructed and landscaped steep bank behind church sanctuary

v     Mapped sector of wildlife refuge to determine contents and populations of area

v     Created wildlife kits for state game and parks group to be used in school systems – cleaned skulls of animals and set up displays for kits

v     Cleared and widened fire road in forest to make it passable

v     Refurbished war memorial and beautified landscaping for memorial Day festivities

v     Designed and built prayer garden for church recreation center

v     Fully landscaped home for Habitat for Humanity

v     Cleared ¼ mile trail through wilderness area of city park and built two bridges to cross small creek

v     Mapped, marked, and cleared trail at church camp and built bench on trail

v     Prepared area and planted trees supplied by park authority

v     Provided camping equipment and camping training for youth with disabilities

v     Helped develop environmental learning center at community college

v     Planted shade trees in municipal park after consulting with state forestry experts to select best varieties for climate.  Assigned scouts to care for seedlings for one year.

v     Created flower parks with welcome signs at entrances to communities

v     Built signs for interpretive trails telling history of area

v     Landscaped public library

v     Created an 18th century herb garden

v     Created azalea garden and meditation bench for chartered organization

v     Solved and corrected rainwater problem in children’s playground of chartered organization

v     Cleared wheelchair and visually-impaired trail; built and installed wooden distance markers; made tape recording about park and donated cassette recorder and headphones; made and posted flyers on bulletin boards about availability of tape

v     Built a memorial park in name of an accident victim

v     Distributed water conservation pamphlets and installed 576 water-saving devices donated by public utility

v     Built ten bat “hotels” for state park to help keep insects in check

v     Pond rehabilitation and clean up:  restructured pond in town park; planted ground cover to prevent erosion; cleaned garbage and sediment from pond

v     Designed and built shelters over tiger cages at local zoo

v     Cut down old orchard (slated for development); cut and stacked all the wood as firewood; delivered firewood to poor families

v     Built two grade-level steps to prevent erosion of local wildlife trail; filled in low areas

v     Built a boat dock at a park used by local Webelos dens

v     Build trash containers and install them at local nature center




v     Cleaned and organized large storage building for zoo

v     Refurbished home for church to be used for homeless family

v     Restored refrigerated boxcar for railway museum

v     Inventoried, catalogued and transferred all church music to new music facility

v     Organized monthly activities at nursing home

v     Coordinated parking services at church for one year

v     Provided drug abuse and awareness training for youth and educators

v     Removed and replaced all furniture and equipment at school while asbestos was removed

v     Organized after-school tutorial program in low-income neighborhood

v     Organized and obtained sponsors for needy families

v     Refinished and refurbished piano used by high school choir

v     Inventoried church property, tagged items, and created video log

v     Transferred all books from old library to new library

v     Increased awareness of parents and parents-to-be of importance of reading to their children

v     Organized manpower for movement from old to new church sanctuary and cleaned up old facilities for future use

v     Organized sorting and moving of 346 cases of food from local church to Red Cross

v     Designed and constructed 3’X5’ capital campaign plaque for contributors to local charity addition

v     Established system to fingerprint and photograph young children and provide records to parents at no cost

v     Developed clothing, food and toy give-away for Christmas for distribution to over 600 families

v     Scrubbed and cleaned a section of tombstones at national cemetery

v     Organized blood drive, recruited donors, publicized event, and provided workers for canteen and certain stations

v     Recruited and trained coaches and participants for Junior Olympics

v     Organized program for teenagers to assist elderly city residents with springtime household projects

v     Taped Bible stories for the blind

v     Created a database of science fair projects for easier access of judges

v     Stocked disaster room for Red Cross by making 300 hygiene kits and canvassed for supplies such as cups, coffee pots, and beverage carriers

v     Recorded Sunday morning services and made copies of tapes to carry to shut-ins in church memberships

v     Collected, cleaned, and repaired 2,200 used science books from four local schools and found organizations that could use them

v     Developed clothing donation program which collected 5,000 pounds of clothing and donated it to over 300 families at National Guard Amory

v     Collected and sorted clothing and sports equipment for juvenile detention center

v     Canvassed and recorded placement of smoke detectors in 20-block neighborhood; distributed literature demonstrating need, placement, and maintenance of detectors

v     Conducted blanket and coat drive for Salvation Army

v     Organized after-school tutorial program in low income neighborhood

v     Collected 1,200 books and periodicals and established a library at care center

v     Organized visitations by Cubs and Scouts to senior citizens’ complex to read and run errands for residents

v     Arranged and catalogued many various corporate gifts in warehouse facility of Children’s Museum

v     Collected books for center attempting to improve child and adult literacy among residents of city housing projects

v     Distributed window stickers to mark homes with young children and handicapped and senior citizens for emergency personnel

v     Conducted blanket drive and donated blankets to national support group for Vietnam veterans

v     Provided baby clothing and supplies and baby furniture to shelter for unwed mothers

v     Collected toys and books for Ronald McDonald House

v     Recycled prescription eyeglasses by collecting door-to-door and at collection boxes in churches, donating to optometrist for reconditioning and sending to organizations in underdeveloped countries for free distribution to needy persons

v     Collected school supplies to be distributed through food bank to help people who were unemployed or in need

v     Provided information on child abductions and a drive to fingerprint and videotape children

v     Hearing aid drive to collect, sort, and recondition hearing aids for distribution in third-world countries

v     Catalogued all the graves at a cemetery and then worked with town council to set up a kiosk where the graves’ directory was placed for reference

v     Organized and ran a toy drive at Christmas distributing over 700 toys to foster homes and orphanages




v     Constructed mechanical safety belt demonstrators for department of public safety

v     Placed brick memorial and landscaped site in honor of tornado victims – placed three flag poles, 75 trees and 200 bushes along cement path

v     Worked with three local hospitals and local ham radio club to give children the opportunity to talk to Santa Claus – organized Scouts to visit children’s rooms with treats and portable CB radios

v     Wrote newspaper for children’s ward in hospital

v     Provided “Old Fashioned Halloween” by safe door-to-door trick or treat, including canvassing neighborhood, training escorts, and provided all parents with listings

v     Provided home/yard safety training for children

v     Designed, produced, and distributed 1,500 copies of brochure that boosted attendance at boys club

v     Constructed a hands-on exhibit on static electricity for children’s museum

v     Organized bike safety campaign; trained scouts as inspectors and judges and ran bike rodeo that included bike safety check and safe-bike-riding contest

v     Conducted training program for staff members for new 6th grade retreat for school district

v     Organized a concert in which the Scout’s band played at a local park; admission was food items for homeless shelter

v     Chipped paint, repaired, and repainted torpedo and deck gun on Battleship Texas