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2017 Airshow Service Project

posted Mar 23, 2017, 5:42 PM by Web Master   [ updated Mar 23, 2017, 5:44 PM ]
- April 1st-2nd, 2017 - 

We are going to be volunteering at the Melbourne Airshow in April. We are going to be helping with the parking by directing cars to available parking spaces. The troop will be getting a valuable donation for our service. Both scouts, siblings, and parents are encouraged to come. Even if you can't come, please go to the signup sheet and mark yourself down for no shifts. More details are below:

HERE is a sign-up form for the Air Show Service Project & Fundraiser.

I ask that all families participate in this if at all possible. We have 100 slots for Troop/Pack families to fill (25 each shifts - 2 shifts per day - 2 days). If it is impossible for the family to participate at all (say, out of town), I ask that you fill your name out, select no slots, and put a note in there (even if you already emailed me).

Who Can Help? Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Siblings 12 and older, Parents, Adult Family Friends, etc. Everyone needs to be registered using the sign-up form above. Cub Scouts must be accompanied by parent. I suggest younger Cubs stay at home, only older ones which can handle standing separate from parents and being helpful with waving.

How Many Shifts? I would like as many Scouts & Adults that can work two continuous shifts (full day) to do so. It's a long hard day, but makes things easier in regards to handing off the bright shirts to wear, etc. Doing one shift is great, too or even one shift each day. If you have a Cub that's not good with the long hours, please leave them at home.

What if I Leave During a Shift? If you have to leave 1/2 way through a shift, they will not give us credit, and we would be in danger of losing our $750 donation for that day. I will try to schedule one extra person to cover emergencies.

What is Involved? - Details are emerging, but for now, it sounds like all will get a T shirt and a Ticket to the Show. The work is to park cars. Younger folks will stand at corners and wave. Older folks will walk down rows with cars and direct them into spaces. Water will be supplied, but having your own bottle would be helpful. May want to bring a chair for breaks. Bathroom breaks are, of course supported.

About the Early Shift - It says 6pm start time. That likely will be more like 7pm, but that's what they told me for right now. They should have lunch for us. It's between a 6 and 7 hour shift. After the shift is done, you may want to go into the Air Show.

About the Late Shift - It says 1pm start time, but you'd need to arrive early to do a hand-off (after lunch). It says it goes until 6pm, but last year they released at around 4pm. It's between a 3 1/2 and 5 1/2 hour shift. You may want to attend the Air Show prior to your shift.

WHY ARE WE DOING THIS? - I will offer scouts 1/2 of their time in community service. The other half we'll consider fundraising. We REALLY need funds right now to help us to establish our new facility. In particular, we need Storage so that the inside gear from the church can be moved to our facility. We'll get a Shipping Storage Container!

WAIVER - Click here to see the waiver, fill it out for each participant, sign, and have it ready to turn in (more on that later).

QUESTIONS? If you have any questions, please email or call/text me 321-693-2807. If you're not sure about your scout/siblings participation, let me know I can help figure it out.
Web Master,
Mar 23, 2017, 5:42 PM