Troop 1028 Gateway Sign

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Troop 1028 Service Projects: Scouting For Food

Pack 77 and Troop 1028 are working together again this year to support the Scouting for Food food drive to benefit the local Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. Due to the state of the economy, food supplies are running low and needs are high. This is truly our most widely beneficial community service project of the year and it really helps a lot of fine folks who are in often desperate need. To learn more about the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank (the Thomas Jefferson Area Food Bank is part of this overall organization), visit their website at: External Link

Scouting for Food

Key Scouting for Food Dates (2018 will be posted when available):

Door Hangers Out - Saturday October 21, 2017 - meet Captains to get your street assignments and hang door hangers either that day or make arrangements with Captains to get your hangers earlier to distribute at your convenience

Food Collection - Saturday October 28, 2017 - confirm your street assignments and collect food during the day to return to Captain. We ask that food donations be put out by 11:00am, but if you can make a final sweep between 2:00-3:00pm

The neighborhoods we cover include Redfields, Mosby Mountain, Mill Creek, Mill Creek South, Lake Reynovia, Foxcroft, Willoughby, and Dunlora. You can help in your neighborhood or any other neighborhood with meeting times that work for you. To participate, just email the neighborhood captain (see captains link below) to let them know you are coming. If you choose to just show up, please arrive 5 minutes before the meeting time so we don't leave without you.


Scouting for Food Campaign Information

Neighborhood Captains and Meeting Times

Neighborhood Maps

NBC Channel 29 News Coverage Oct 19 2013 External Link


Troop 1028 Service Projects: Houses of Wood and Straw (HOWS)

Troop 1028 traditionally helps the HOWS organization by building dog houses for dogs of local families in need.

Check out the 2012 construction pictures and Duke being introduced to his new house :

HOWS day 2012Duke's New House

Check out the 2013 construction pictures and the Burger dog Scout trying it out :

Construction day 2013Scout Trying it Out


HOWS Doghouse Plans and Information (Developed by Troop 1028)

Doghouse Construction: Tool Safety (pdf)

Doghouse Plywood Cut Sheets (pdf)

Large Doghouse Instructions (pdf)

Medium Doghouse Instructions (pdf)

Original PETA Plans (as info) (pdf)

Door Cutting Templates (pdf)