Dr. Geoffrey Zoeller of Patriots' Path Council discusses the Adopt-a-School Program. "This relatively new program, launched by the BSA, seeks to connect Scout packs, troops, and crews 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 unit offering their school a minimum one-year commitment, meaningful community relationships are built and significant changes will happen in the schools.
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.
To learn more about the Adopt-a-School program, watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3kLV2j_1WYc
Or visit the Adopt-a-School Program website at: http://www.bsaadoptaschool.org/