A Scout is Helpful

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 marked the first annual Coastal Day of Service (CDOS), an effort led by Life Scout Conor Kerr and the adult leadership of Troop 200 (Southside Baptist Church, Wilmington). CDOS was implemented in conjunction with a national initiative dubbed the “Adopt-a-School” program, which encourages Scouting units to partner with local schools to perform a series of service projects each year. The event was incredibly successful – over 20% of our units participated in projects, many of which were completed at elementary schools within New Hanover and Brunswick counties. Each unit that completed a service project will receive a commemorative CDOS flag-ribbon and will be recognized on the District’s “Unit Wall of Honor” at our Awards and Recognition Banquet in February.

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Unit Charter Org. Project
Pack 147 Andrews UMC, Ash Pack 147 adopted Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School, and has already partnered with them on several projects, including a community-garden and a pancake breakfast.
Pack 201 Shallottee Presb., Shallotte Pack 201 adopted Union Elementary School, and completed a campus beautification project.
Pack 226 Wesley UMC, Wilmington Pack 226 spent the day at Winter Park Elementary School, raking leaves, cleaning the campus, and fluffing mulch on the playground.
Troop 200 Southside Baptist, Wilmington Troop 200 adopted Holly Tree Elementary School, and completed a landscaping project in preparation the school’s annual Spring Festival.
Troop 210 Carolina Beach Presb., Carolina Beach Troop 210 removed rotting hunting stands from Carolina Beach State Park, thereby removing harmful intrusions that were limiting plant growth in the area.
Troop 232 Little Chapel on the Boardwalk, Wrightsville Beach Scouts from Troop 232 completed a beach sweep in Wrightsville, removing litter from a 2 mile stretch of beach.
Troop 239 Myrtle Grove Presb., Wilmington Troop 239 ventured out to Bald Head Island, where they helped the Conservancy tend to turtle nests, police the wetlands, and complete a clean-up tour of inland beaches.
Troop 747 Closer Walk UMC, Leland,/td> Troop 747 assisted VFW Post #68 with a flag collection at Leland Community Park, and completed a clean-up project at the park.
Troop 750 and Crew 2750 Goshen Baptist, Leland The Troop and Crew walked the nature trails of Brunswick Nature Park, policing and picking-up garbage.