Grand Canyon Council – Day of Service

Day of Service 2020

The first Grand Canyon Council Day of Service occurred November 14, 2020 with projects and activities occurring all over the state! Initially sparked by an idea from the Fox Patrol in the February 2020 Wood Badge Course, dozens of Packs, Troops, and Crews took part in supporting our communities.

If you would like to assist in coordinating or organizing a 2021 Day of Service as a part of your district, region, or unit, please contact Matthew.Graham@scouting.org! We’d love to assist in organizing future service opportunities to support our state!

Thank you so much to the Fox Patrol of Wood Badge W6-10-20-1 for coordinating and promoting such an outstanding event!

Pack 6 hiked along the trails at Papago Park and picked up trash along our way. Our Cub Scouts collected around 20 bags of trash! (We have 2 members of W6-10-20-1 Fox Patrol in Pack 6)

United Food Bank – Troops 330, 577, 738, and 3738. All troops combined filled 710 bags of emergency food!

Road Clean Up, City of Phoenix – Troop 513, Crew 2513. 22 Scouts cleaned up 35th Avenue, from Beardsley to the 101!

Pass Mountain 50k Ultramarathon, Usery Regional Park – Troop 330

Members of Troop 330 and Council staff volunteered at the Pass Mountain 50k Ultramarathon at Usery Regional Park. We had the pleasure of giving exhausted runners pickle juice, soda, Gatorade, cookies, and plenty of ice water to aide them along their 31 mile run around the mountains!

Wet Beaver Creek – Troop 7039

On the Bell Trail along Wet Beaver Creek. Troop 7039 cleaned up the 3.5 miles of trail by hiking into the crossing known as “the Crack” then backtracking while filling bags with trash and recycles. This was part of their November Camp Out, so they also cleaned up the littered National Forest area in and around the campsite.

City of Peoria, Rio Vista Park – Pack 276

Pack 276 led a conservation project cleaning up Rio Vista Park and wash, then went fishing, as a part of their monthly pack meeting!

Tempe Police and Fire Departments – Pack 71

Bear Scouts and Lion Scouts made and delivered Thank You cards and snacks to the Tempe Fire Fighters and Police Officers.

American Red Cross Blood Drive – Crew 2020

Deon Bryant hosted a Red Cross Blood Drive for her Eagle Scout Project. The drive collected 52 units of Blood which broke the venue record of 35 prior to her leading this event!

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Kyrene del Brisas – Pack 976

Performed clean up and landscape maintenance on school ground!

City of Phoenix – Troops 329 and 3329

Cleaned up parking lot and surrounding park/wash areas at Rio Salado Habitat Reservation area