Scout Troop Projects
Delaware State Parks has the PERFECT opportunity for your troop’s
community service project. No matter the age or interests of those
in your troop, these short-term projects are designed by park staff
with your input to match your skills, interests and schedule.
These projects can touch just about any
aspect of the park and its activities. These projects will
be developed by the park
with your input to meet your troop’s interests, needs,
and schedule and to make sure that they are appropriate for
War history to animals, from trail building to historic buildings,
from birds that fly to kites that fly, the SKY IS THE LIMIT.
View the list of categories these projects can include.
Every park has standard projects that are always available.
Depending on the troop interest and skill level, these projects can
be coordinated in as little as a few days and include, but are not
limited to, the following:
- Trail Maintenance
- Trail Watch
- Pruning Shrubs and Undergrowth
- Trail Work Day
- Mulching and Weeding
- Storm Cleanup
- Limb and Debris Removal
- Building and Facility
- Special Events Shoreline Clearing
- Office/Computer Special Projects
These are annual events that take place in Delaware
State Parks that your troop can assist
with. These are fun, educational, and many come with special benefits—like
admission to the event or t-shirts for participants.
- Beach Grass Planting
- Christina River Cleanup
- Disabled Youth Fishing Derby
- Sub-Orbital Rocket Launch
- Historical Re-enactment
- Watershed Festival
- Field Music School
- National Trails Day
- Public Lands Day
- Garrison Weekend (Civil War Fort)
- Coastal Cleanup
- Hootenanny- activities for children: make scarecrows,
carve pumpkins, hayrides, etc.
- Pumpkin Carving
- Characters for children’s Fantasy Trail
- Monsters for Haunted
- Make A Difference Day
- CRAB Ride (Come Ride Around the Bay)
- Summer Concerts
- Autumn Hayrides
LONG TERM PROJECTS
Your troop can agree to monitor and maintain a section of trail
in one of our parks with a minimum of four work outings per year.
Members are taught by park professionals and learn what to look
for and how to maintain the trails. You will also learn some basic
identification and invasive species eradication, to boot. Your
work is recognized with a sign at the trail head!
Join hundreds of others adopting a section of coastline.
In order to participate in the program, you agree to monitor and
clean the coastline at least twice
a year. Your troop will learn how to perform the service as well as how to
conduct litter counts as part of an international research project.
Adopt-a-Flower Bed or Rose Garden, or Native Species Garden
Your troop can help to maintain these by planting, mulching, and
They are always welcome!
For instance: exchange a service project for a campsite. This is an opportunity
for older scouts to combine camping experience with work on a service project.
This is not available at all parks or at all times
For more information, e-mail the Delaware State Parks Volunteer Administrator.