Support Boy Scouts of America in the Yuma Community

 

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Support Scouting’s long-term mission through a donation to the Ocotillo District. Help ensure that Scouting will be here to build character, fitness, and citizenship for years to come. Currently with over 800 registered Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts the Ocotillo District services the youth of Yuma County, in Arizona.  Scouting has been active in the area since 1928, when the first recorded Eagle Scout was earned by William Adair. Donate to the Ocotillo District and give young people the chance to have fun, gain confidence, and become leaders who live the Scout Oath and the Scout Law. Boy Scouts of America is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Your donations are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.

The Boys Scouts of America Ocotillo District gives back to the community. Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Leaders, Parents, and Family Members all contribute to bettering not only individual characteristics but the community in which we live in.

The Ocotillo District has been and continues to be involved in the following events:

conservation• Midnight at the Oasis (MATO) Service: Hundreds of hours of scouts serving community over five years and continuing.

• Colorado River Clean-up projects

• Conservation projects with Bureau of Land Management Mitry Lake projects planting hundreds of trees, trash pick-up, and wildlife conservation

• Interfaith 10 Commandment Hike: 100 plus scout youth and parents learn about the Ten Commandments by hiking to 10 different religious sanctuaries around the Yuma Community

• Yuma Community Scout-O-Rama: showcase of scouting activities and skills to the Yuma communityHot_Air_Balloons_,_Albuquerque_,_Ektachrome_by_Scott_Williams

• Cub Scout Day Camp: Boys from 1st – 5th grade learn the different skills and education on topics such as care of the US Flag, fishing, Nature knowledge/conservation, First Aid & CPR, Obstacle Course challenge, Archery and BB Gun safety and execution, and much more.

A Boy Scout carries a flag during the Boy Scouts of America 2010 National Scout Jamboree at Ft. AP Hill, Va., July 28, 2010. U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates addressed an audience of more than 45,000 who came to the 12,000 acre site for 10 days to celebrate the Boy Scouts 100 year anniversary. Defense Department photo by Cherie Cullen (released)• Boy Scout Camporee: Scouts from 11 yrs of age – 18 yrs of age safely navigate water challenge courses with canoe and swimming training.

• Boys participation in Yuma Community events such as veterans day and light parades, balloon festival, etc.

• Varsity Boy Scouts sponsor the Yuma BSA Triathlon where community members and scouts practice and participate in swimming, running, and cycling event.

• The Ocotillo district made and raced over 60+ pinewood derby cars at the crossroads mission for youth and adults an event that was sponsored by DFS Automotive and Oak Tree Inn.

16 Projects and Over 2,000 Hours of Service

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Through generous contributions and support, boys are able to accomplish their Eagle Scout Projects.

Below are 2015 Eagle Scouts

Thank you to these fine young men for their contribution to the Yuma Community.

Type

Unit

Eagle Candidate Name

Project Description

Org. to Benefit

Packet Cert. Date

Project Hours

Board of Review Date

Troop 

8056 

Kitt Love Truls Bergqvist 

Adult Day Health Care Center Beautification 

Catholic Community Services 

November 17, 2015 

200

December 21, 2015 

Team 

8004 

Chad Allin Caerpenter 

Construction of Cooperative White Boards 

Gary Knox Elementary School  

August 3, 2015 

75.5

November 18, 2015 

Crew  

8009 

Brett Hall 

Building Dog Houses 

Humane Society of Yuma 

September 26, 2015 

71

November 18, 2015 

Troop 

8051 

Andrew Joseph Polston 

Toy Drive 

Yuma Regional Hospital Pediatric Ward 

October 14, 2015 

250

October 24, 2015 

Troop 

8007 

Adam Kayle Haws 

Laguna Cemetery renovations  

Bureau of Land Management 

October 21, 2015 

216

October 23, 2015 

Crew 

8004 

Martin N. Martinez 

Yuma Pioneer Cemetery Landscape & Cleanup 

City of Yuma 

August 28, 2015 

130

September 11, 2015 

Troop 

8/051 

Christian Servin 

Planter Box Removal and Renovation 

Yuma Lutheran Church 

August 11, 2015 

102

August 22, 2015 

Team 

8015 

Nathan Paul Boysun 

Laying rail road track for Yuma Live Steamers 

Yuma Live Steamers 

July 7, 2015 

315

July 22, 2015 

Crew 

8009 

Mathew Reed Hill 

Picking Citrus 

Yuma County Food Bank 

June 9, 2015 

90

June 24, 2015 

Crew 

8004 

Zachary Thomas Price 

Citrus Fruit Drive 

Food Bank of Yuma 

April 19, 2015 

191

May 15, 2015 

Crew 

8004 

Benjamin Dean Kirkland 

Cibola High School Landscaping 

Cibola High School 

May 10, 2015 

142.5

May 15, 2015 

Team 

8009 

Matthew L. Hansen 

Bicycles and parts drive 

Cross Roads Mission 

April 12, 2015 

106.4

April 28, 2015 

Crew 

8010 

Maxwell Aaron Thompson 

Collection of American Flags for disposal 

VFW 

April 23, 2015 

75.55

April 28, 2015 

Troop 

8053 

Tucker Hookstra 

Hygiene Kits for the Homeless 

Crossroad Mission 

January 25, 2015 

2.66

February 24, 2015 

Troop 

8051 

Nicholas Rowland 

Canopy Repair and Repainting 

City of Yuma 

January 15, 2015 

84

January 31, 2015 

Crew 

8010 

Robert J Vanderheyden 

Built Train Switches 

Yuma Territory Live Steamers 

January 8, 2015 

112

January 12, 2015 

Total Number of Eagle Scouts in 2015

16

Total Project Hrs

2163.61