On Saturday, October 5th, 2019 the Brooklyn Council of the Boy Scouts of America – Greater New York Councils will be conducting a conservation project at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn. This project is FREE to all Scouts who donate their time and efforts. This will be the 8th conservation project that we have organized. Over the years this event has grown in size and scope. The last one we held was attended by 800 Scouts, leaders and family members. This project accomplishes several goals. It teaches the Scouts to be environmentally conscious and to care about the planet earth. It helps them to be communally minded; to be concerned not only for our planet but specifically the community in which they live. After helping clean up Brooklyn’s shoreline, their hard work is rewarded by providing them with a meal that they share in fellowship with the other Scouts that they’ve worked alongside of. The day concludes with a ceremony where we recognize each Scout with a certificate of participation and a specially designed shoulder patch which they may wear on their uniform to commemorate the day’s effort.
To give you an idea of the items needed to accomplish this project, the following is a list of supplies that will be needed in order to achieve our goals on October 5th: the rental of 6 Port-A-Potties, 50 shovels, 50 rakes, 50 pick-up tongs, 2,000 pairs of rubber gloves, 750 contractor weight garbage bags, 400 servings of coffee, 600 doughnuts, 800 hamburgers and hamburger rolls, 800 hot dogs and hot dog rolls, 800 snack-sized bags of chips/pretzels, 2,500 bottles of water, 1,600 bottles/cans of a beverage (soda, Gatorade, etc..), 1,000 hot cups, 1,000 cold cups, 1,000 paper plates, 2,000 napkins, associated condiments (ketchup, mustard, milk, sugar, etc..).
The aim of the 2019 Conservation Project is to provide 1,500 hours of service to help clean up the shoreline of our corner of Brooklyn. We expect to have 800 attendees helping us achieve our goals. We ask you to join in our effort to make this project a great success. Our goal is to raise $4,000 to conduct the event. Please make a donation to help us achieve our funding goal that will aid us in our efforts. Thank you for your support! To see photo's of past projects, please see the link @ https://www.bsabrooklyn.com/apps/photos/