Community

Troop 524 believes strongly in giving back to the community, as a way of doing good for others. "Do a Good Turn Daily" is a core Scouting precept, and we encourage boys to recognize the needs of others and take action accordingly. Scouting works through neighborhoods, volunteer organizations, and faith-based organizations to help young people appreciate and respond to the needs of others.

 

50th Anniversary Year Service Hours: 527.5 hours

February Service Weekend- 56 hours

Scouting for Food- 151.5 hours

Feed My Starving Children- 41.5 hours

May Tree Planting- 4 hours

Springfest Chicken Dinner- 171.5 hours

Family Table- 103 hours

Coon Rapids Snowflake Days

Troop 524 was proud to partner with the Coon Rapids Snowflake Days as we both celebrated our 50th Anniversary in 2014!

 

Troop 524 scouts took part in the Snowflake Days NHL Alumni Hockey event, raising money for Heart Safe Coon Rapids and the Kevin Roche memorial youth fund.  Scouts took part in the opening flag ceremony, acted as announcers for the evening and helped with the chuck-a-puck cleanup on the rink.

Coon Rapids Heart Safe Community

Troop 524 was the first organization in the City of Coon Rapids to elect to receive the AED & CPR training needed for city wide certification.  We also purchased an AED for use in our Troop trailer, helping to reach the required number of AED's needed in the community.

 

We continue to outreach and support the efforts of the organization.

The Church of the Epiphany

Troop 524 gives back to Epiphany in a number of ways.  Through hospitality service, ushering, Eagle Projects, and helping to shape the lives of young men to be Revernt towards God.

 

We also volunteer monthly with Epiphany Family Table, which serves free meals on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

 

Additional service to Epiphany is detailed below

Epiphany Catholic School

Numerous Eagle Projects by Troop 524 Eagle Scouts have taken place at Epiphany Catholic School, improving the beauty and usability of spaces.

 

Troop 524 volunteers annually at the Lenten Fish Fry events, proceeds support the Epiphany School PTO.

Coon Rapids Arts Commission

Each year Troop 524 participates in the annual Coon Rapids Summer Concert Series at the Coon Rapids Dam.  Troop 524 provides refreshments adding to the atmosphere of the evenings.

 

We strive to meet the expectations set by the commission to provide excellent service and hospitality to all who attend the concerts.

Alexandra House

A number of scouts from Troop 524 have completed Eagle Projects at the Alexandra House, which works to end domestic and sexual violence.  They provide emergency shelter and and support to women and children who have been victims of abuse.

 

Learn More about completed Eagle Projects at the Alexandra House.

Epiphany Food Shelf

Troop 524 partakes in the annual Scouting for Food event in April to collect food for the Epiphany Food Shelf. This event qualifies for the Good Turn for America award.

 

April 2014

Volunteer Hours 151.5

Food 765 lbs

Cash $91

Special Olympics

Troop 524 has volunteered as Color Guards for Special Olympics opening ceremonies.  Troop 524 has also been a supporter of Special Needs Scouting, by assisting with Northern Star Council's Polaris District for scouts with special needs.

 

We've assisted with Polaris ice fishing events, and campouts as volunteers.

Feed My Starving Children

As part of our 50th Anniversary celebrations, Troop 524 volunteered for an afternoon at Feed My Starving Children in Coon Rapids on April 12th.  Scouts packed meals to be sent to Haiti for children in need of nourishment.

 

Shift 1 packed 18 boxes of food which is 3,888 meals*

Shift 2 packed 22 boxes of food which is 4,752 meals*

Total: 40 boxes were packed by the scouts which is 8,640 meals*

 

See our pictures at:

https://troop524.shutterfly.com/pictures/3443

 

*(216 meals per box)

Hope 4 Youth

Troop 524 scouts have performed a number of Eagle Projects benefiting Hope 4 Youth, a north metro youth homeless program and shelter.  The organization seeks to end youth homelessness in Anoka County by 2024.