The BSA® Adopt-a-School Program is an exciting and comprehensive undertaking that will connect Scout troops and units across the country with schools in their communities. Participating Scouts then work, within clearly defined guidelines, to partner with school administrations and offer the volunteer services that most efficiently meet their school’s needs. With each troop/unit offering their school a minimum one-year commitment, meaningful community relationships are built and significant changes will happen in the schools.Exciting milestones have been set to strengthen the presence and progress of the Adopt-a-School program. By Winter 2011, we plan to meet our goal of 5,000 schools adopted across the country, followed by 15,000 adopted by Fall 2012, and 25,000 schools adopted by July 2013!
The hope at the heart of Adopt-a-School is to build strong, sustaining relationships with these schools… creating thousands of lasting community partnerships across the U.S. Through committed volunteer efforts – from landscaping and clean-up outside the school building to Scouts’ active participation in school events throughout the year – the BSA will become a defined presence in improving our nation’s schools.
For additional information and to sign up your unit: http://www.bsaadoptaschool.org/