Community Service

“The Good Turn will educate the boy out of the groove of selfishness.”
                                                                        - Robert Baden-Powell

A Scout is "Helpful" and "Kind" and promises to "help other people at all times". Troop 71 encourages community service projects and will announce opportunities as they arise.

If you have an idea for a Community Service project for Troop 71, please contact Scoutmaster Chris Simone.  Want to plan a service project?  Click here to learn how.


TBD, 2014
Earn Community Service credit while helping Vincent Tomaselli with Stage 2 o his Eagle Scout Service Project at the Science Museum of Long Island.  Wear work clothes, work gloves and closed toed shoes or boots.  Permission Slip 

TBD, 2014
Earn Community Service credit by helping Brendan Watson with his Eagle Scout Service Project of extending a pre-existing trail at the Udalls Park Preserve in Douglaston.  Wear work clothes, work gloves and closed toed shoes and bring pruners and loppers if you have them.  Permission Slip
Saturday, May 3rd and/or Sunday, May 4th
Join the Town of North Hempstead for its Annual Spring Community Clean-ups.  Bring a rake to a designated clean-up site below, along with lots of enthusiasm and energy, to help beautify our parks and other sites.  The Town will supply T-shirts and trash bags. For more info, contact Legislative Aide Sabereh Samet at 516-869-7688 or

Anyone interested should submit this form.  Clean-up sites:
  • Plandome Road:  "sidewalk sweep" on the main road
  • Manhasset Valley Park: general cleanup (branches etc.)
  • LIRR: do some planting at the Hope Garden at their Manhasset location
  • Manhasset / Great Neck EOC Building (65 High Street, Manhasset): clean up outside of the building
  • Community Drive (across from Whitney Pond Park): clean up on the side of the road
  • High Street, Manhasset: clean up the corner of High Street and Community Drive
  • Whitney Pond Park: help restore the natural trails that were destroyed by storms 


April 12, 2014: assisted Vincent Tomaselli with Stage 1 of his Eagle Scout Service Project at the Science Museum of Long Island
March 1, 2014: assisted the Manhasset Association of Girl Scouts distribute cases of Girl Scout cookies during their drive-thru pickup at the Congregational Church
January 26, 2014: assisted Chris Gentile with his Eagle Scout Service Project at Onderdonk House converting a basement room into a recreational space
January 25, 2014: assisted with setting up "towns" and other tasks at the annual Klondike Derby
December 12, 2013: donated to the Shelter Rock District's Annual Toys for Tots Program through the Marine Base in Garden City
November 30, 2013: assisted Kevin Brady on Phase 2 of his Eagle Scout Service Project with fence construction at the Onderdonk House
November 24, 2013: joined Munsey Park Cub Pack 3 Webelos with supporting Nassau County Firefighters in collecting care package items for Operation Wounded Warrior at the Plandome Firehouse
November 17, 2013: said "Thank You" to the County and helped preserve Christopher Morley Park by participating in the Shelter Rock District's Annual Leaf Raking
October 26, 2013: participated and supported our Troops of the 3-71 of the 10th Mountain Division in Afghanistan by donating supplies, writing cards and loading care packages at the American Legion Hall, Post 304 in Manhasset