Past Service & Eagle Projects

Good Turn for Greenwich Service Project

2010 - 2012

“A Good Turn is more than simple good manners. It is a special act of kindness.”

The Boy Scout Handbook, 11th Edition, p. 55



  1. Scouting For Food, to benefit Neighbor to Neighbor, March 2010, 65 Volunteers, 63 crates of food


  1. Bruce Park Playground Clean-up, organized by the Junior League of Greenwich, April 2010, 38 Volunteers, 82 Hours


  1. Island Beach Camporee, May 2010, 32 Volunteers, 400 Hours


  1. Scouting For Clothes, to benefit Neighbor to Neighbor, Summer 2010, 60 campers, 50 Hours


  1. Save the Children Mini-Marathon, May 2010, 4 Volunteers, 11 Hours


  1. July 4th Town of Greenwich Event, July 2010, 30 Volunteers, 22 Hours


  1. September 11th Town of Greenwich Event, September 2010, 12 Volunteers, 6 Hours


  1. Tree donation and planting by Pack 33 and Care of Trees, to benefit Greenwich Country Day School, 17 Volunteers, 51 Hours, 5 Japanese Maple Trees


  1. Color guard at Sports Hall of Fame Event, organized by Fairfield County Sports Commission, October 2010, 2 Volunteers, 4 Hours


  1. Holiday Cards for Heroes, organized by Greenwich Red Cross, Pack 37 participation, November 2010, 12 Cards, 6 Hours


  1. Luminary Display, organized by Troop 11 to benefit the Family Centers, December 2010, 29 Volunteers, 81 Hours


  1. First Light Community Service Project, Troop 9, December 2010, 24 Volunteers, 118 Hours


  1. Partnership with Abilis, providing space at Camp Seton for their fire wood fundraising operations

  2. Building topiaries and entertaining at Nathaniel Witherell Nursing Home, organized by Pack 33, December 2010, 15 Volunteers, 30 Hours


  1. Birdhouse construction for the Stamford Nature Center, organized by Eagle Scout Sean O’Connor, June 2009, 25 Volunteers, 217 Hours

  1. Aesthetically pleasing yard for Abilis Group Home, organized by 2010 Eagle Scout Ryan Gilrane, 21 Volunteers, 214 Hours


  1. Improved baseball facilities at Banksville Community House, organized by 2010 Eagle Scout Edmund Hendrickson, 8 Volunteers, 118 Hours


  1. Preparing property at Saint Saviour’s Church for construction, organized by 2010 Eagle Scout Alexander Huebner, 25 Volunteers, 110 Hours


  1. Improved baseball facilities at Banksville Community House, organized by 2010 Eagle Scout Stephen Martise, 20 Volunteers, 115 Hours


  1. Improved baseball facilities at Banksville Community House, organized by 2010 Eagle Scout Matthew McDermott, 22 Volunteers, 181 Hours


  1. Created and fenced in a vegetable garden for St. Luke’s Lifeworks residents at the Woodland Place Campus, organized by 2010 Eagle Scout Brian Macken, 17 Volunteers, 154 Hours


  1. Cleaned, beautified outside area of Carriage Room at Saint Agnes Church, organized by 2010 Eagle Scout Patrick Dillon, 16 Volunteers, 106 Hours


  1. Transportation of concrete and sign building to Calf Island for Calf Island Conservancy, organized by 2010 Eagle Scout Steven Fong, 15 Volunteers, 146 Hours


  1. Trail renovation between the Tuchman Property and Pinetum and construction of trailhead kiosk, organized by 2010 Eagle Scout Sean Broderick, 16 Volunteers, 134 Hours


  1. Signage at drains for local watersheds, Byram River and Long Island Sound, organized by 2010 Eagle Scout Jake Crocco, 23 Volunteers, 98 Hours


  1. Building a Prayer Garden at the Horton Brook Free Methodist Church, organized by 2010 Eagle Scout Erik Burton, 14 Volunteers, 123 Hours


  1. Creation of garden beds at the Caroline House in Bridgeport, organized by 2010 Eagle Scout Theodore Hesburgh, 18 Volunteers, 151 Hours


  1. Trail signs and sign posts for the Mianus River Park Association, organized by 2010 Eagle Scout Stephen Davanzo, 16 Volunteers, 112 Hours


  1. Re-building of main campfire area at Girl Scouts of CT Camp Rocky Craig, organized by 2010 Eagle Scout Alexander Livermore, 20 Volunteers, 120 Hours


2011 Projects 


  1. Fire Hydrant Snow Clearing Project for the Town of Greenwich, February 2011, 3 Volunteers, 6 Hours


  1. Scouting For Food, to benefit Neighbor to Neighbor, March 2011, over 61 Volunteers, 110 crates of food, over 200 Hours


  1. Collecting books, sorting books, working with children, etc. for the Storymobile Book distribution project, partnering with Greenwich Alliance, March/April 2011, 5 Volunteers, 15 Hours


  1. Troop 11 Scouts and adult volunteers assisted their chartering organization by unpacking goods and stacking shelves at the World Vision storehouse, April 2011, 12 Volunteers, 72 Hours


  1. Troop 9 Trail Project at Old Stone Bridge Preserve, for Greenwich Land Trust, April 2011, 10 Volunteers, 21 Hours


  1. Greeted and directed hikers for the Greenway Hike, partnering with Greenwich Land Trust, April 2011, 1 Volunteer, 3 Hours


  1. Troop 37 sorting, picking-up and cleaning, etc. at the Trinkets to Treasures Sale, partnering with St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, April 2011, 7 Volunteers, 35 Hours


  1. Troop 10 Spring Clean-up for Diamond Hill United Methodist Church, April 2011, 19 Volunteers, 38 Hours


  1. Troop 11 partnered with Friends of Binney Park to clean the shore and lake at Binney Park, April 2011, 5 Volunteers, 15 Hours


  1. Troop 10 help with the set-up, breakdown and volunteering at the Kiwanis Club’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt, April 2011, 16 Volunteers, 56 Hours


  1. Helping at the annual Mini Marathon Charity Run, partnering with Save the Children, May 2011, 7 Volunteers, 17.5 Hours


  1. Troop 3 planted American flags and cleaned up grave sites, prior to Memorial Day, at First Congregational Church’s cemetery and Tomac cemetery, May 2011, 14 Volunteers, 35.5 Hours


  1. Pack 10 Cub Scouts cleaned Cos Cob School fields after the annual May Fair sponsored by the Cos Cob PTA, May 2011, 30 Volunteers, 40 Hours


  1. Troop 11 Binney Park Hillside Annex cleanup, June 2011, 7 Volunteers, 27 Hours


  1. Troop 1 Boy Scouts helped set-up, carry and pack books at the book fairs sponsored by the Friends of the Byram Shubert Library, June and November 2011, 10 Volunteers, 135 hours


  1. Ran carnival games and activities at the Greenwich Carnival for Pals to raise money for Kick ALS, July 2011, 6 Volunteers, 12 Hours


  1. Troop and Pack 35 Scouts filled sandbags at the Glenville Fire Department for Greenwich residents the day before Hurricane Irene, August 2011, 11 Volunteers, 55 Hours


  1. Troop 9 filled sandbags for Greenwich residents in preparation for Hurricane Irene, August 2011, 3 Volunteers, 15 Hours


  1. Troop 10 participated in the emergency preparedness for Hurricane Irene, August 2011, 11 Volunteers, 22 Hrs


  1. Volunteering for the Greenwich Land Trust’s “Go Wild!” Event, September 2011, 3 Volunteers, 11 Hours


  1. September 11th Remembrance Ceremony for the Town of Greenwich, September 2011, 10 Volunteers, 5 Hrs


  1. Stream Assessment Project at Seton Scout Reservation with the Byram Watershed Coalition, September 2011, 8 Volunteers, 32 Hours


  1. Troop 11 collecting and hauling of fallen and cut-up tree branches and limbs in Binney Park, October 2011, 16 Volunteers, 33 Hours


  1. Scouts and volunteers from Troop 35 and Pack 35 helped with the opening flag ceremonies and set-up of  the 6th Annual Pemberwick Community Celebration for the Pemberwick, Glenville Association, October 2011, 12 Volunteers, 15 Hours                 


  1. Members of the Greenwich Scouting Order of the Arrow Lodge worked with the St. Luke's Lifeworks Women's Shelter in Stamford to sort donated food and put together several hundred Thanksgiving baskets for the needy, December 2011


  1. Luminary Display, organized by Troop 11 benefiting Family Centers, December 2011, 30 Volunteers, 82 hrs


  1. First Light Community Service Project benefiting the Old Greenwich Merchant’s Association, Troop 9, December 2011, 24 Volunteers, 118 Hours


  1. Restoration of a two-part winding trail on the Pomerance Property and area behind the Pinetum Garden Center, organized by 2011 Eagle Scout Stephen Rubino, 10 Volunteers, 118 Hours


  1. Improvements to the youth baseball facilities at the Banksville Community House by installing covered dugouts, organized by 2011 Eagle Scout Steven Wales, 10 Volunteers, 112 Hour


  1. Clearing of land for the Greenwich Land Trust to help maintain properties they have stewardship over, organized by 2011 Eagle Scout Robert Harmon III, 17 Volunteers, 112 Hours


  1. Renovation and improvement of the grounds of Stamford Academy, organized by 2011 Eagle Scout Charles Russell, 11 Volunteers, 129 Hours


  1. Creation of necessary walkways at the Greenwich Audubon, organized by 2011 Eagle Scout Daniel Alam, 26 Volunteers, 121 Hours


  1. Restoration of the Montgomery Pinetum Hemlock Grove Trail and a section of land behind the Pinetum Garden Center, organized by 2011 Eagle Scout Daniel Keller, 14 Volunteers, 115 Hours


  1. Building and installation of bird and bat houses on Calf Island for the migratory and local bird population, organized by 2011 Eagle Scout Dwight Norrgard, 6 Volunteers, 107 Hours


  1. Construction and planting of a perennial garden in a traffic triangle near Binney Park, organized by 2011 Eagle Scout Endy Anderson, 26 Volunteers, 421 Hours


  1. Organized an Outdoor Day for senior citizens from Nathaniel Witherell Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, organized by 2011 Eagle Scout Francis Ambrogio, 23 Volunteers, 111 Hours


  1. Construction and makeover to the Stamford Museum preschool building, organized by 2011 Eagle Scout Brian King, 30 Volunteers, 193 Hours


  1. Set-up, take-down and maintenance of the Adopt-A-Dog “Puttin on the Dog Show,” organized by 2011 Eagle Scout Matthew Diddel, 39 Volunteers, 163 Hours


  1. Mapping out of certain areas of Greenwich waters and each public mooring, benefiting the Town of Greenwich, the Greenwich Police Department and the boating community, organized by 2011 Eagle Scout Matt Stolfi, 19 Volunteers, 241 Hours


2012 Projects 


  1. Scouting For Food, to benefit Neighbor to Neighbor, March 2012, 65 Volunteers, 300 crates of food, over 250 Hours


  1. Pack 10 cleared brush, cut vines and cleaned up around the Snyder Cabin, benefiting Greenwich Land Trust, March 2012, 17 Volunteers, 22.5 Hours

  1. A Troop 35 Boy Scout removed invasive plants and restored a  Greenwich Audubon at Home Garden, April 2012, 2 Volunteers , 6 Hours

  1. Maintaining trails, removing invasive plants, picking up trash on the beaches and tending the young saplings at the Calf Island Annual Clean up, May 2012, 3 Volunteers, 10.5 Hours


  1. Helping at the annual Mini Marathon Charity Run, partnering with Save the Children, May 2012, 3 Volunteers, 7.5 Hours


  1. At the Greenwich Townwide Party, Scouts greeted guests at the entrance, assisted with directing crowds, hung out informational flyers and more, May 2012, 12 Scouts, 24 Hours


  1. Helping with set-up, directing kids, and monitoring stations at the Greenwich Kids Triathlon, June 2012, 12 Volunteers, 42 Hours


  1. Troop 35 scouts volunteered at the Audubon Greenwich’s Hawkwatch event, September 2012, 4 Volunteers, 9.5 Hours

  1. Renovation and improvement of the Montgomery Pinetum Garden Education Center outdoor area by removing invasive species, cleaning up garbage and debris, and completing a pumpkin patch, organized by 2012 Eagle Scout Jordan Force, 35 Volunteers, 168 Hours

  1. A 4’ tall and 240’ long fence was constructed to provide more safety for those living at St Luke’s Lifeworks as the previous fence was knocked down during storms, organized by 2012 Eagle Scout Craig Macken, 24 Volunteers, 190 Hours              


  1. As part of the Greenwich “Great Outdoor Challenge” the entrance to the Yellow Trail on the Pomerance property was rehabbed by cutting back invasive plants, clearing the trail, and making the trail accessible again. The second part of the project was to staff the 5 locations used for the Great Outdoor Challenge with 2 to 4 guides, organized by 2012 Eagle Scout Gregory Edelston, 30 Volunteers, 187 Hours


  1. The trail on the Pinetum property that crosses into the Audubon Property was rebuilt and the bridge on the trail was repaired by replacing a main support beam, organized by 2012 Eagle Scout William McKay, 28 Volunteers, 160 Hours


  1. This project consisted of cleaning up around the parking lot at the Nathaniel Witherell Nursing Home which  not only improved the appearance of the parking lot but freed up much needed parking, organized by 2012 Eagle Scout Thomas Klamka, 10 Volunteers, 131 Hours


  1. Sanding and repainting of the four outer bridges on the walking path at Greenwich Point, which involved methods to avoid contaminating the coast marsh environment, organized by 2012 Eagle Scout Kenneth Santoro, 6 Volunteers, 76 Hours


  1. This project completely renovated a kitchen at the Family Housing Program at St. Luke’s Lifeworks in Stamford, CT, producing a functioning, safe kitchen that can handle frequent communal use, organized by 2012 Eagle Scout Joseph Smith, 9 Volunteers, 101 Hours


  1. The “Spruce up the Bruce” project provided birdhouses to house native birds in a new garden and improvement to the grounds, organized by 2012 Eagle Scout Matthew Gioffre, 20 Volunteers, 161 Hours


  1. The yardage for the 28 field targets at the Cos Cob Archers field archery range was reset, re-marked and re-measured and the blocks and concrete slabs were reset as well to enhance the safety of the course, organized by 2012 Eagle Scout Benjamin Lanzoni, 12 Volunteers, 179 hours


  1. New signage at the Boys and Girls Club Camp Simmons was installed for the Entrance and Exit, and direction arrows for canoeing, archery, arts & crafts and the Big House as well as the refurbishing of a garden wall front, organized by 2012 Eagle Scout William Lanzoni, 11 Volunteers, 152 hours


  1. The Rock Garden at the Montgomery Pinetum, created in 1967, was restored by clearing invasive plants, removing huge fallen trees and planting of new plants, making the path accessible once again, organized by 2012 Eagle Scout Samuel Auch, 19 Volunteers, 143 hours


  1. Clean-up and raising of three hundred graves of Veterans in a section of St. Mary’s Cemetery in Greenwich, organized by 2012 Eagle Scout Tyler Helmrich, 17 Volunteers, 137 hours


  1. At the Pomerance Property, in coordination with the Greenwich Riding & Trails Association, a trail was restored that was used by Ernest Thompson Seton when he  taught the Woodcraft Indians over 100 years ago, organized by 2012 Eagle Scout Robert Tolette, 37 Volunteers, 151 Hours


  1. Recruited volunteers for the Greenwich Challenger Baseball League to be paired with the players, with various physical and mental disabilities, of similar age to act as buddies and to assist and “teach” the players the game of baseball. The project also included support to the players throughout the weekly practices and games, uniform distribution and locating donations for trophies, party goods and food, organized by 2012 Eagle Scout Ferdinando Schiro, 24 Volunteers, 236 Hours


  1. The Hillside Annex clean-up project cleaned up and restored a portion of Binney Park to a more usable condition including making trails safer, cleaner and overall easier to follow, organized by 2012 Eagle Scout Eduard Pey, 23 Volunteers, 101 Hours


  1. All of the Head Start and Dancing Dolphin Classroom books at the Family Center’s were evaluated regarding condition and age appropriateness.  The books were then grouped according to theme, color coded for quick reference, and listed on an electronic database, organized by 2012 Eagle Scout Alexander Gregorich, 7 Volunteers, 76 Hours


  1. Reorganizing the shed at the Innis Arden Cottage located at Todd’s Point to maximize its usefulness for storage and providing for providing seating for programs, organized by 2012 Eagle Scout Michael Fong, 5 Volunteers, 50 Hours


  1. On Greenwich Land Trust property trails were cleared, of two bridges were repaired as needed, plant matter was removed and the property map was updated, organized by 2012 Eagle Scout Jonathan Spyreas, 9 Volunteers, 106 Hours


  1. Project Operation Safe Harbor involved plotting 124 moorings one at a time, using a handheld GPS to define the exact location in Greenwich, organized by 2012 Eagle Scout William Wurst, 14 Volunteers, 141 Hours


  1. July 4th Town of Greenwich Event, July 2012, 28 Volunteers, 19 Hours


  1. Scouting For Clothes, to benefit Neighbor to Neighbor, Summer 2012, 30 camper families, 15 large bags of clothes


  1. A new irrigation ditch was constructed deep enough to carry the water away and down a neighboring hill at the Viburnum Gardens in the Pinetum Property.  Trail stone steps were installed to facilitate walking and wood chips were laid down on the path and around the perimeter of the garden area to highlight it and make the path clearer and level, organized by 2012 Eagle Scout Maxwell Kim, 19 Volunteers, 104 Hours


  1. Eagle Project This project built four 3’x8’x1’ raised bed gardens for the North Greenwich Congressional Church’s Preschool as an educational garden center that is in conjunction with the Audubon. Wood chips were laid down for the paths and the beds filled with top soil, organized by 2012 Eagle Scout James Plewniak, 10 Volunteers, 150 Hours


  1.   Scouts and volunteers began the day of the Fall Camporee by clearing four trails in the Pomerance Property and Montgomery Pinetum, September 2012, 100 Volunteers, 200 Hours.   This was a fitting 100th service project over the last two years with Greenwich Scouting successfully completed the Good Turn for Greenwich service initiative!


  1.   For Neighbor to Neighbor’s Canstruction event, volunteers designed a special can sculpture, obtained over 2,000 cans of food, transported the food and built a 3D structure of the number 100 with a Scout as the one and the center zero was a globe, October 2012, 20 Volunteers, 175 Hours


  1.    Scouts and Volunteers helped fill sandbags in preparation for Hurricane Sandy at Cos Cob and Glenville Fire Stations, October 2012, 41 Volunteers, 82 Hours


  1.   Troop 9 collected emergency food and clothing for Neighbor to Neighbor after Hurricane Sandy, 7 Scouts, 50 bags of food and clothing


  1.   After Hurricane Sandy, Police Explorers sanitized the rescue shelter cots and restocked MREs at the Greenwich Police Headquarters, November 2012, 25 Volunteers, 100 Hours


  1.   Scouts and their friends helped at the local Red Cross headquarters in Cos Cob by restocking shelves, re-organizing, and sewing patches on Red Cross teddy bears, all in conjunction with Hurricane Sandy, November 2012, 9 Volunteers, 18 Hours


  1.   First Light Community Service Project benefiting the Old Greenwich Merchant’s Association, Troop 9, December 2012, 24 Volunteers, 118 Hours


  1.   Troop 11 provided the labor for Family Centers’ luminary event at Binney Park, December 2012, 28 Volunteers, 80.25 Hours 


  1.   This project started a community library in a village in Malawi which has never had a library before. Over 3,000 books were collected and sent appropriate for readers in preschool thru adulthood and over $1,400 was collected to pay for the shipping of the books, organized by 2012 Eagle Scout Matthew van Rhyn, 23 Volunteers, 128 Hours


  1.   The Perrier Par Course in Greenwich’s Bruce Park is designed to promote health and activity in an open social environment through exercise and recreation. The old stations were in complete disrepair and had to be removed. 10 new modern fitness stations were installed. The project was funded by a number of foundations, businesses and individual donations, organized by 2012 Eagle Scout Stephen Le Breton, 26 Volunteers, 273 Hours


  1.   The Greenwich Lions Club Annual Easter Egg Hunt required the coordination of publicity, volunteers for set up and clean up, run hunts, recruiting a photographer and filling 14,000 eggs with a surprise, organized by 2012 Eagle Scout Sean Dillon, 64 Volunteers, 177 Hours


  1.   Development of a hiking path that would connect the Greenwich Land Trust’s Sterling Road property to one of the trails at the Audubon Center as requested by the GLT by cutting a 75 foot long bench into part of the trail to flatten it out, organized by 2012 Eagle Scout John Oswald, 8 Volunteers, 48.5 Hours


  1.   Clean up and rebuilding of the fire pit at the Boys & Girls Club’s Camp Simmons, to increase the safety of the area, organized by 2012 Eagle Scout Joseph DiMatteo, 8 Volunteers, 76 Hours


  1.   This project cleaned and rehabilitated potters filed at Nathaniel Witherall by clearing brush, raking up all leafs, cutting over grown weeds and pricker bushes, cleaning headstones, repainting the cemetery sign, re-staining posts and adding new ropes to the posts, organized by 2012 Eagle Scout Dominick Borrico, 12 Volunteers, 109 Hours


  1.   A kiosk was built at the Audubon Center in Greenwich to provide an outside protected location to educate visitors and a nectar garden was built to attract both butterflies and hummingbirds, organized by 2012 Eagle Scout David Roberts, 14 Volunteers, 216 Hours


  1.   The Diamond Hill United Methodist Church 500 sq. ft. meditation garden was rehabilitated by removing invasive plants and building a cross and benches, organized by 2012 Eagle Scout James Harnett, 27 Volunteers, 315 Hours


  1.   Removal of an extensive amount of debris and the construction of three large compost sections for the Armstrong Court Community Garden. The area is about 900 sq ft. and project converted organic matter deemed useless to useful gardening soil, organized by 2012 Eagle Eric Knorr, 11 Volunteers, 113 Hours


  1.   This project for the Greenwich Historical Society compiled the GPS locations of the small historical cemeteries in the Town of Greenwich, organized by 2012 Eagle Robert James, 5 Volunteers, 36 Hours


  1.   This project involved creating webpages for the Bush Holley House Website containing information regarding the history of Greenwich and for the purpose of being a visual aid, organized by 2012 Eagle Henry Stone, 10 Volunteers, 125 Hours


  1.   A communication kiosk was designed and built for the Armstrong Court Community Garden to help members who do not have a computer or email address and a nearby stream was cleaned as well, organized by 2012 Eagle Forest Crossman, 11 Volunteers, 110 Hours


  1.   This project recruited and organized a small army of Scouts to set up the infrastructure, provide assistance to the attendees, and break down and clean up for Adopt-A-Dog’s Annual Event “Putting on the Dog”, organized by 2012 Eagle Jack Freiheit, 38 Volunteers, 107 Hours

2010 - 2012

Good Turn For Greenwich Grand Total

Volunteers: 2,217

Hours: 11,905

Projects: 120

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