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.

www.facebook.com/HelpingHendricksCounty/

Or choose a service project specifically chosen for the Hou Koda Scouts! 

 

 

Good Turn for Nature (GTN) – September 26 – October 25

Children of Indiana Nature Park

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

Sign up:  https://247scouting.com/forms/form.php?OrgKey=BSA160&id=1292

 

 

Washington Township Parks

Eagle Scout Project at Riverton Park by Carter Wilburn — Kickstarter

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!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b094fa5ad23a1fc1-hawk1

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

Click on the (green plus sign) to see more information.  
Category
Organization
Project
Contact and Online Details
Volunteers
*Contact ListHendricks County Community Foundation - Get InvolvedList of Non-profitshttps://hendrickscountycf.org/file_download/814b6f1a-9fe3-4b4f-ab97-64b480df291f
*Contact ListHendricks County Community Guidehttps://www.hendrickshealthpartnership.org/resources.html
*Contact ListNon-Profit Organization, Services, Clubs and Volunteeringhttps://www.hendrickshealthpartnership.org/nonprofit-organizations-service-clubs-and-volunteering.html
EnvironmentalHendricks County Partnership for Water QualityEnvironmental beautify/education of waterways including Annual Spring Clean-Up317-745-9617, hcpartnership@yahoo.com, http://www.hccleanwater.org/All ages
EnvironmentalKeeping Indianapolis BeautifulCleaning up litter, building pocket parks, creating greenspaces, planting trees, preparing mail, or assisting with special projectshttps://www.kibi.org/projects, Contact@kibi.org
Food BankHendricks County Food Pantry CoalitionScouting for Food, Volunteering at Food Pantries, etchttps://hendrickscountyfoodpantries.com/All ages
Food BankFarmers and Hunters Feeding the HungryHunt and donate. 1 deer = 200 mealsJosh Wilson (josh@fhfh.org), http://www.fhfh.orgHunters
Food BankInternational Disaster Emergency ServiceGAP Food-Packing, Build storage sheds for families displaced from their homes, etc.Joe Brackemyre (jbrackemyre@ides.org), http://www.ides.orgAll ages
Get InvolvedUnited Way of Central IndianaMultiple local projectshttps://uwci.galaxydigital.com/need/index/?, groupprojects@uwci.org
Parks & TrailsB&O TrailTrail building, maintenance, and fundraisingJeff Smallwood (jsmallwood@indy.rr.com) and Diana Virgil (dmvirgil@earthlink.net), http://www.botrail.org/
Parks & TrailsHendricks County Parks DepartmentPark fundraisers, Scout Sunday, etcSarah Wolf (volunteer@hcparks.net), http://hendrickscountyparks.org/All ages
Parks & TrailsTown ParksMultiple projects as neededMary Louise Bewley, Brownsburg Parks, mlbewley@brownsburgparks.com
Delbert Harmon, Avon Parks & Recreation, dharmon@avongov.org
Will Lacey, Danville Parks, wlacey@danvilleindiana.org
Brian McLane, Plainfield Parks, bmclane@town.plainfield.in.us
Justin Cadwell, Plainfield Parks, jcadwell@town.plainfield.in.us
All ages
PetsThe Chow Pantry INCCollection and donation of pet supplies and foodAngela @ 317-408-8669; amklap@live.com, also see https://www.chowpantry.org/All ages
PetsHendricks County Humane SocietyBuilding maintenance, fostering pets, food pantry, parades, etcCameron Johnson, volunteer4hchs@gmail.comAll ages
ScholarshipsHendricks College Networkhttps://hendrickscollegenetwork.org/community-scholarships-link/
TheatreHendricks Civic TheatreMaureen Conner (info@hendrickscivic.com), and see http://hendrickscivic.com/As needed