Service to others is one of the pillars of Scouting for Troop 19. Scouting has, from its inception, been deeply rooted in the concept of doing for others. “Do a Good Turn Daily” is a core Scouting precept. Scouting encourages young people to recognize the needs of others and take action accordingly. Scouting works through neighborhoods, volunteer organizations, and faith-based organizations to help young people appreciate and respond to the needs of others.
Troop 19 in the Community
These are just a few of the ways that Troop 19 has provided service to the community:
- Adopted a one-mile stretch of the Constitution Trail along Raab Road in north Normal. Each month, a patrol is responsible for keeping the trail litter free.
- WJBC Brotherhood Tree – Scouts and parents spent a busy December Saturday morning delivering gifts to over 110 families. The scouts were treated to smiles and thank yous from all the children and parents.
- Salvation Army – Doing the Most Good. Scouts and Venture crew members participated in Ringing Bells at many local supermarkets throughout the month of December.
- Nursing Home Activities – Scouts and visiting Webelos carve pumpkins on a cool October night and deliver them to local nursing homes.
Scouts and parents go caroling at a local nursing home on the Monday night prior to Christmas.
- Scouts also participate with our sponsoring organization’s activities. We assist “The First United Methodist Church Women” with their annual Group Sale for missions and collect food for their local food pantry.