Scouts throughout the Utah National Parks Council have helped provide food and shelter to thousands of families. During the 2011 Scouting for Food Drive, Scouts from the Utah National Parks District collected more than 350,000 pounds of food. Without this service, many in our community would go hungry. Your efforts are important, and they are making a difference. There are many ways that you, as a Scout, can team up with Community Action to help make a difference.
Eagle Scout Projects
Eagle Scout Service Projects can be a huge benefit to our organization and allow us to expand our ability to serve the community. If you are interested in working with Community Action for your project, please follow the following steps:
- Contact the Volunteer Coordinator to get an idea of Community Action’s current needs.
- Pick a need and design a project.
- Write up your project proposal (pages 6-10 in the Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook).
- Arrange a time to meet with the Volunteer Coordinator to review your proposal, answer any additional questions, and receive a signature. This meeting should not be arranged until after the project proposal is completed.
- After completion of the project, you will need to meet with the Volunteer Coordinator once more to review your work and receive your final signature.
For additional questions or to schedule an appointment, please call the Volunteer Coordinator at 801-691-5247 or email Kneilsen@CommunityActionUC.org.
- It is the responsibility of the potential Eagle Scout to contact and coordinate with the Volunteer Coordinator to organize a project, not a parent.
- A regular food drive no longer fulfills the Eagle Scout Service Project requirements.
- Please let us know if you have time restraints for your project.
- Any use of our logo for fliers or handouts must be approved before printing.
Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge
We offer an opportunity to fulfill requirements needed in order to earn the Citizenship in the Community merit badge. Please be aware that day-time volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. Volunteers between the ages of 12 and 16 may volunteer if accompanied by an adult.
In order to fulfill the requirements for the Citizenship in the Community merit badge, follow these guidelines:
2 Hours – Learn about local poverty and teach your family what you have learned through one of the following activities:
2 Hours – Work at the food bank. If you are bringing a group of 3 people or more, please schedule a week in advance by emailing KNielsen@CommunityActionUC.org or by calling 801-691-5220.
4 Hours – Complete one of the following activities on your own or with a group:
Collect items and arrange them into kits – learn more
Small-scale Food Drive or Specialty Item Drive