Working for the Community
Troop 1306 scouts are committed to providing service and leadership to our community. Throughout the year our scouts participate in a number of service & community projects providing hundreds of volunteer hours. Below are some exmples of Troop 1306 scouts hard at work helping out in cour community.
AARP/MIAMI DOLPHINS MILLION MEAL PACK
For the third year in a row, the scouts from Troop 1306 have joined the AARP/Miami Dolphins Foundation to help feed senior citizens in South Florida. 1,000,000 Meal Pack is a yearly event that provides scouts an opportunity to work on their citizenship in the community merit badge.
ADOPT AN ISLAND BISCAYNE BAY AQUATIC PRESERVE
Over two years ago, the scouts from Troop 1306 formally adopted an island in Biscayne Bay to conduct quarterly clean up efforts on the island. Last year Troop 1306 scouts conducted 10 clean up efforts on our adopted island, picking up over 2000 pounds of trash.
INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEAN UP DAY
In addition to having adopted an island in Biscayne Bay, the scouts from 1306 also are committed to keeping our beaches clean and free of trash participating every year in the International Coastal Clean Up day picking us trash at the North Beach Open Space Park in Miami Beach.
HURRICANE IRMA RELIEF
In conjunction with the Miami Gardens Police Department and the Miami Dolphins Special Teams Foundation, scouts from Troop 1306 helped to sort and pack over 1000 meals that were distributed to needy residents as a result of Hurricane Irma.
MIAMI DOLPHINS CANCER BIKE CHALLENGE
Working again with the Miami Dolphins Special Team volunteers, scouts and leaders from Troop 1306 helped distribute water and food to the riders in the Miami Dolphins Cancer Bike Challenge.
HALOVER INLET BOTTLE CAP CHALLENGE
While taking a break from a fishing activity, scouts picked up almost 800 beer and almost 300 water bottle caps in a 30 minute period. The caps were then sorted and counted. Imported beers made up 90% of the caps picked up. Corona drinkers, followed by Heineken, Modelo and Stella Artois were the leading cause of bottle cap pollution in this small stretch of jetty.