Troop 79 Scouts and Parents,
My name is Joshua Soberano and I am a Life Scout in our Troop. These past couple of weeks I have been working on a service project alongside St. Matthew’s Catholic Church and local non-profit organizations. I am trying to organize people to volunteer their efforts towards doing good for the community as people are in need more than ever due to COVID-19. We are asking for your support in helping with this service project. This is a great chance to earn service hours towards your next ranks and merit badges too! We have an online signup for you to register for slots to the corresponding service project.
We have organized two service opportunities: mask-making and gardening.
For the mask-making project, we will be making reusable cotton masks for the underprivileged. The instructional video, directions, and the template are attached on the email if you are interested . The signup is organized based on making ten masks per sign-up slot in sizes medium or large. If you plan to make 20 masks, you would sign-up for two slots. You can also help the mask project by donating pre-purchased material kits. The materials required for a kit is listed in another attached PDF.
You can also give your support by working at the St. Matthew’s Parish Garden, as they begin to expand their facilities this summer. You can register for Saturday morning slots where you will be taught what you can do at the garden. Once you complete a Saturday orientation, you are free to work anytime to earn service hours. To earn service hours, you must track your hours worked on the service hours form and receive a digital signature from Mr. Sheehan. If you decide to make masks, every ten masks you make will earn you two service hours. This also counts as a requirement for helping charities in the community. At the garden you will just log how many hours you worked and get a signature from any gardeners there at the time.
We would appreciate any help you can give us!
Please watch this orientation video I made for the troop which has a further explanation of this service project. https://youtu.be/_A-FP4cXAPw
The signup has all the details to everything you can do for my service project.
Thank you so much for all your support! I’m looking forward to your help and seeing you doing good and supporting our local community!
See you soon,