On Earth Day 2017 (Saturday, April 22), the Scouts of Troop 324 conducted the 1st Annual Earth Day Old-Paint-Recycling-And-Disposal Drive!!
The 1st-ever Troop 324 paint recycling drive was a success!
We handled more than 1000 old gallon and quart cans of paint and stain, and delivered them to the Johnson County Waste Recycling Facility. The recycling facility disposes of hazardous materials, and recycles by making usable paints and stains available for non-profits and charities. We made new friends, helped the environment, increased awareness of an important ecology issue, earned community service hours, and raised more than $1700 to support Scouts and the ideals of Scouting.
Thank you to everyone who participated. You are making a difference! Cool!
Troop 324 is a camping troop in Overland Park that produces Scouts and Eagles with a love for protecting and sustaining our Mother Earth.
to raise awareness of ecology
to encourage people to help protect the Earth
to teach how to properly dispose of hazardous waste
to raise some funds for Troop 324 Camp Scholarships and equipment
Lots of homeowners in Overland Park and Kansas City save old paint and oil-based stains long past their useful lives. These old materials are stored in garages and basements around KC, and the chance that a container or can might leak, rust, or otherwise allow these unused hazardous materials to contaminate our precious environment grows larger every year.
You can help!! Friendly Scouts from Troop 324 will collect latex or oil-based paints and stains, and inspect, catalog and sort the containers, and safely transport them to the Johnson County Waste Recycling Facility for disposal. Suggested donation is $2 per gallon, and $1 per quart, but we will transport all your containers. We appreciate every donation; all proceeds go to support Scouts and Scouting in Kansas City.
Earth Day = April 22, 2017
Anytime between 9AM and Noon
Nottingham Forest Pool
11940 Grant Street
Overland Park, KS 66213
Troop 324 supports SPEAKUP, a mental health awareness foundation created in memory of our Troop 324 brother and Eagle Scout Jason Arkin,
Want to do some Holiday shopping AND help the speakup.us cause? In memory of Blue Valley West grad Lane Marrs, on December 8th, from 5 pm to 8 pm, the new Kendra Scott store in Leawood, KS, will donate to SPEAKUP 20% of everything they sell. Two local families personally affected by suicide, the Marrs and the Arkins, will match every donations up to $10k.
Town Center Crossing
4533 W 119 th Street.
Leawood Kansas 66211 (Google map…)
Other Ways to Shop:
For those unable to join in person, there are a couple of ways you can participate:
Search for products at www.kendrascott.com, but do not place your order thru the website. Instead, use this form to send in your order. You can place your order anytime, but it will not be processed until 12/8.
Search for products at www.kendrascott.com, but do not place your order thru the website. Instead, send an e-mail to towncentercrossing (at) kendrascott.com. Make sure your e-mail indicates “For the Lane Marrs event on 12/8”. You can place your order anytime, but it will not be processed until 12/8.
Search for products at www.kendrascott.com, but do not place your order thru the website. On 12/8 from 5 pm to 8 pm, call the store at 913-326-1806 to process your order by phone.
For more information about SPEAKUP and Kendra Scott Gives Back and the wonderful things they do for others, please see the links below:
The 2016 SPEAK UP Walk for Mental Health Awareness
On a beautiful Sunday morning, October 9, 2016, some scouts and leaders from Troop 324 participated in the 2016 Speak Up Walk to raise awareness for mental health issues.
This event honored the memory on Jason Arkin, our brother Troop 324 Eagle Scout, who died by suicide in 2015. Participants walked the trail at Ironwoods Park, heard some inspirational speakers and a lot of important information about how we should be aware of and actively talk about mental illness, depression, and other issues.
Maybe the coolest moment the SPEAKUP team released a dozen white doves, who gathered into a flock, circled the area 3 times, and then flew away into the sky. This was truly an inspirational moment.