Service Project and Contact List
The Hou Koda scouts do an amazing job supporting our community through a variety of service projects. We are truly living up to our Scout Law and Oath! In 2019 we logged over 17,000 hours of service!
Need a Service Project for Your Unit Patrol/ Crew/ Den or Family?
Here’s what we have coming up in the next few months! Check out the Helping Hendricks County Facebook page for the most up to date service projects.
Or choose a service project specifically chosen for the Hou Koda Scouts!
BSA Adopt a School – August 8
BSA Adopt a School is an outstanding service project for Packs, and it provides a great way to give back to our schools. Every Scout Council in Indiana, plus Louisville, is participating. The targeted date for the service project is August 8th and should take about 1-3 hours to do. Find out more and register your unit here!
Good Turn for Nature (GTN) – September 26 – October 25
The GTN projects can easily be added to any campout on public lands, or the GTN team will match you with a host organization. The aim is to engage all scouts directly in acts of conservation, participate in outdoor activities, learn about the importance of caring for nature while having fun and giving back to our communities.
Additional information: https://www.crossroadsbsa.org/wp-content/uploads/GTN-one-page-flyer.pdf
Washington Township Parks
Washington Township Parks are so grateful for the picnic tables the scouts have made for us over the past few years. We are looking to put a coat or two of water sealant on them. This should be a quick job that will have a lasting impact.
Thank You for your Time,
Stephanie, Asst. Parks Director
Hawk Outdoor Labs, Danville, all summer
There are over 14,000 people in Hendricks County who face food insecurity, and few hours of gardening can help to relieve some of this challenge. All produce from the HAWK Gardens goes to local food pantries to support our neighbors. Together we can make a difference!
Sign up to help with the DCSC HAWK Gardens today using the link below!
Volunteers will help care for the garden and harvest vegetables when they are ready. To keep everyone safe, we will be following CDC guidelines. Hope to see you there!
Tiny Homes for the Homeless, ongoing
Building on a model that has been successfully implemented in more than a dozen US cities, A Tiny Act of Kindness will create a community of tiny homes for people experiencing homelessness. Our project will focus on housing people classified as experiencing episodic or transitional homelessness with the goal of diverting people from experiencing chronic homelessness. By intervening early and providing access to a continuum of supportive services, our community will help residents bridge the gap to stable permanent housing.
Info at DE-Serves and https://www.de-serves.org
Local non-profit contacts
Contact and Online Details
|*Contact List||Hendricks County Community Foundation - Get Involved||List of Non-profits||https://hendrickscountycf.org/file_download/814b6f1a-9fe3-4b4f-ab97-64b480df291f|
|*Contact List||Hendricks County Community Guide||https://www.hendrickshealthpartnership.org/resources.html|
|*Contact List||Non-Profit Organization, Services, Clubs and Volunteering||https://www.hendrickshealthpartnership.org/nonprofit-organizations-service-clubs-and-volunteering.html|
|Environmental||Hendricks County Partnership for Water Quality||Environmental beautify/education of waterways including Annual Spring Clean-Up||317-745-9617, email@example.com, http://www.hccleanwater.org/||All ages|
|Environmental||Keeping Indianapolis Beautiful||Cleaning up litter, building pocket parks, creating greenspaces, planting trees, preparing mail, or assisting with special projects||https://www.kibi.org/projects, Contact@kibi.org|
|Food Bank||Hendricks County Food Pantry Coalition||Scouting for Food, Volunteering at Food Pantries, etc||https://hendrickscountyfoodpantries.com/||All ages|
|Food Bank||Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry||Hunt and donate. 1 deer = 200 meals||Josh Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org), http://www.fhfh.org||Hunters|
|Food Bank||International Disaster Emergency Service||GAP Food-Packing, Build storage sheds for families displaced from their homes, etc.||Joe Brackemyre (email@example.com), http://www.ides.org||All ages|
|Get Involved||United Way of Central Indiana||Multiple local projects||https://uwci.galaxydigital.com/need/index/?, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Parks & Trails||B&O Trail||Trail building, maintenance, and fundraising||Jeff Smallwood (email@example.com) and Diana Virgil (firstname.lastname@example.org), http://www.botrail.org/|
|Parks & Trails||Hendricks County Parks Department||Park fundraisers, Scout Sunday, etc||Sarah Wolf (email@example.com), http://hendrickscountyparks.org/||All ages|
|Parks & Trails||Town Parks||Multiple projects as needed||Mary Louise Bewley, Brownsburg Parks, firstname.lastname@example.org|
Delbert Harmon, Avon Parks & Recreation, email@example.com
Will Lacey, Danville Parks, firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian McLane, Plainfield Parks, email@example.com
Justin Cadwell, Plainfield Parks, firstname.lastname@example.org
|Pets||The Chow Pantry INC||Collection and donation of pet supplies and food||Angela @ 317-408-8669; email@example.com, also see https://www.chowpantry.org/||All ages|
|Pets||Hendricks County Humane Society||Building maintenance, fostering pets, food pantry, parades, etc||Cameron Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org||All ages|
|Scholarships||Hendricks College Network||https://hendrickscollegenetwork.org/community-scholarships-link/|
|Theatre||Hendricks Civic Theatre||Maureen Conner (email@example.com), and see http://hendrickscivic.com/||As needed|