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Boy Scout Troop 288
(La Crescenta, California)
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Service Hours can still be performed during the safe-at-home mandate.  Please communicate with our Scoutmaster to help identify an appropriate opportunity that you could do while social distancing, and supervised by your parent.
Service Hours are part of the Rank Requirements from Tenderfoot thru Star.  Scouts need to get approval before volunteering for service projects outside of the troop to confirm their effort will count toward the rank advancement requirement they are working on.

Children's Hunger Fund - Provides food for hungry kids around the world, volunteers of all ages are welcome at the distribution center in Sylmar.  Volunteers tasks may include: packing Food Packs, bagging bulk beans and pasta, filling Meal Pans, sorting donations or prepping containers for shipment.  Visit their volunteer webpage to sign up.  Project Food Pak is another option where you can purchase food from the shopping list provided to fill as many boxes as you want, and then deliver to the distribution center.

Eagle Scout Service Projects - Support your fellow scouts in Troop 288 by volunteering for their projects.

Flood Memorial Clean Up - We can clean up the 1934 Flood Monument area on the corner of Rosemont & Fairway in Montrose, as needed. 

Friends of the Library - Are people that share a passion for reading, a love for their community, and a strong appreciation of libraries.  They are self-supporting non-profit groups that accept book donations throughout the year, and then they have book sales occasionally to raise money for programs and other needs of the library.  Volunteers are welcome to help set up and clean up at book sales.  Check their websites for upcoming book sales, and contact them directly about volunteering.  Friends of La Crescenta Library, Friends of La Canada Library

Legion Hall Clean Up - We can clean the parking lot and around the building every once in a while, as needed. 

Memorial Day Ceremony - Our troop supports the annual ceremony at Two Strike Park hosted by our Chartered Organization, American Legion Post 288.  We deliver and set up chairs, hand out programs, participate in flag ceremony, attend ceremony, clean up and return chairs to the Legion Hall. 

Operation Gratitude - Our troop usually volunteers at their facility annually on a care package assembly day, check our activity calendar.  There are additional ways to volunteer with this organization including: making Care Kits, writing Letters of Gratitude and making Paracord Survival Bracelets that can be mailed to the facility. 

Pasadena Humane Society - Are you an animal lover?  You can make at-home craft projects for animals at the shelter.  Contact their Volunteer Services office to arrange a time to deliver your items and get community service hours signed off.  Be sure to ask for a service hours acknowledgment form when you deliver your donation, so you can show it to your Scoutmaster.

Scouting For Food - Our troop supports the annual food drive hosted by the Verdugo Hills Council every November.  We set up a food collection site at the Legion Hall where local Cub Scouts drop off food collected from the community, we sort the food and deliver to local food shelters. 

Icon File Name Comment  
care kits.pdf Care Kits for Operation Gratitude  
Project Food Pak.pdf Project Food Pak for Children's Hunger Fund  
Conservation Service Hours
Volunteering for these projects can count toward regular service hour requirements.  Scouts need to get approval before volunteering for conservation projects outside of the troop to confirm their effort will count toward the rank advancement requirement they are working on.

Descanso Gardens - Plants may draw you to the gardens, but people are what keep it growing!  Visit the volunteer page on their website, you can submit a volunteer interest form or call 818-949-4200 x. 219 to learn more about opportunities.  

Deukmejian Wilderness Park - Wilderness Workdays are on the 3rd Saturday each month.  For more information, send an email to or call 818-548-3795.

Eaton Canyon Nature Center - The park conservation group provides monthly opportunities to volunteer within the park to do weed removal, tree planting, and maintenance of native plants.  Call 626-398-5420 or send email to learn more about this opportunity.

Hahamonga Native Plant Nursery - A native plant propagation nursery run by community volunteers.  Please call 626-657-0392 to learn about volunteer opportunities.

Rosemont Preserve - Check our calendar and join one of our regularly scheduled restoration days.  Groups interested in trail work, invasive plan removal, or other service can contact us to set up an event of your own.  We are happy to help Scouts identify projects that can meet their requirements and leave a lasting positive impact in the community and out on the land.  To get involved with the preserve, email the Friends of the Rosemont Preserve at  

Riverwalk Workdays - Spend the morning working along the Glendale Narrows Riverwalk.  We have tasks for all ages and abilities, no experience needed.  Everyone must sign a waiver prior to working.For more information, send an email to or call 818-548-3795.

TreePeople - Opportunity to plant and care for trees, restore local mountains.  Take a look at the volunteer calendar and register for an event that interests you.