Project Descriptions

Clean the Streams:  This project was an awareness effort to bring to the attention of the community that the storm sewers run off to fresh waters.  There were stickers applied to the metal sewer plates to remind everyone of the dangers of dumping hazardous materials into the storm drains.

Food Drive: The food drives were done with the cooperation of the town of Paramus.  Bags were delivered to the doors of homes with a letter explaining that someone would be back on a predetermined date and time to pick up the bag.  Residents were asked to put nonperishable items in the bags.  The food collected was donated to various food pantries across the county.

Clothing Drive: The clothing drive was done as was the food drive.  The collected clothing was donated to an organization for distribution to the homeless and less fortunate.

Planter Boxes: 4 Planter boxes were built behind a church in Tenafly so the children of the church could learn how to plant vegetables.

Furniture Drive: The furniture drive was done as was the food drive.  The collected furniture was donated to the Bergen County Women’s Assistance for distribution to the homeless and less fortunate women who need to start their lives over.

Non-Food Drive: The non-food drive was done with the cooperation of the town of Paramus.  The scouts collected non food items such as diapers, soaps, paper products, and other household essentials.  This was done from donations at the local supermarkets and through the donations of corporations.

Bird Sanctuary: Along with the cooperation of the Bergen County Parks Department a bird sanctuary was erected in Van Saun Park in Paramus. The area was cleared for debris and bird houses and feeders, which were either donated or built by the scouts, were placed along with shrubs that would attract the birds.  The area was also covered with mulch to deter the growth of weeds.

Pet Supply Drive: The drive was done with the cooperation of the town of Ramapo Bergen Animal Shelter in Oakland NJ.  Along with per supplies the scouts also collected office supplies and other essential items for this Non Profit Animal Shelter to continue operation.