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Day of Caring 2017

Lend your muscle! Nancy Jackson Memorial Day of Caring


Our annual Day of Caring is one great day of giving back!

On Thursday, September 7th you're invited to roll up your sleeves and make a difference by joining hundreds of volunteers throughout Lackawanna and Wayne Counties. Work hands-on to improve lives and create lasting, positive change in our community with United Way’s Nancy Jackson Memorial Day of Caring! This one-day volunteer endeavor has been an annual tradition of caring since 1994 and has grown to be the premiere volunteer effort in our community with the value of completed projects through the years surpassing the $2.5 million mark.

The volunteer projects include landscaping, painting, cleaning, maintenance, beautification, direct client interaction and scores of other critical tasks to benefit the local organizations making a difference in our community everyday.

Pitch in. Give back. Join us.

Who we are

     The Northeastern Pennsylvania Council was formed in 1991 with the consolidation of the Forest Lakes Council and the Wyoming Valley Councils Boy Scouts of America.  The Boy Scouts of America is of the nations largest value based youth organizations.  For the past 102 years, we have provided a program for young people that builds citizenship, develops personal fitness through a wide range of outdoor and educational activities.   

     The mission statement of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.


What we do

       The Northeastern Pennsylvania Council provides programs for boys and girls throughout the year through our established Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Venturing and Learning for Life programs.  The Scoutreach program within the Northeast Pennsylvania Council provides culturally and economically diverse youth the opportunity to join the scouting program.  During the summer we also provide Summer Day Camp and Resident Camp opportunities for boys ages 7 through 21.  

Opportunity Details

Sep 7, 2017 1047 Goose Pond Road Lake Ariel, PA 18436
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Day at Camp

Help in many different capacities is needed at our camp, Goose Pond Scout Reservation!  We have projects for almost anyone and any skill level - painting/staining, wood splitting/stacking, mowing, storing equipment for winter, prepping cabins, raking, general cleaning, as well as a need for specialized trade skills like carpentry, electrical and plumbing.

Full Day Event 9 a.m. - 2 or 3 p.m.
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Additional Information

Event Hours

9 a.m. - 2 or 3 p.m.

Minimum Age to Participate

You must be age 18 or older to participate.

Details of Tools/Supplies Required

Dress for the weather, bring work gloves, clothes to possible paint in and rain gear. If you are a skilled trades person, bring your tools/equipment if possible.

Plan B "Inclement Weather" Details

We will have indoor projects as well, but bring rain gear too.

Details of Provided Meal

We will have breakfast snacks with Coffee and juice available as well as lunch.

Details of Provided Drinks

Plenty of coffee, juices, iced tea and water & ice available

Driving Directions

Depending on where you are coming from, pick up Rte 590 East. At Hamlin Corners (intersection of Routes 590 and 191) stay on 590 East toward Hawley. From the corners, go 2 miles and Goose Pond Road is on your right just past a pond and across from the NEW Ritter's farm market. It bears off at a 45 degree angle. Stay on Goose Pond Road for 6 miles, we are on the left.