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Community Service Volunteer Pin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Service is Core to Pathfinder Christian Values.

The Gillette community has custom-designed a variety of unique service projects that will have a positive impact on the local residents. Pathfinder clubs will provide over 10,000 hours of “Pathfinder Power” to accomplish these goals. In planning your club’s Camporee schedule, reserve specific 3-hour sessions for your Pathfinder club to give back to the community, all for His glory!

Each participant will receive:

  • A Community Service t-shirt to be worn while serving in the community.
  • Limited edition Community Service pin – design shown above.

The 7 time sessions for Gillette Community Service are listed below.

  • Tuesday: 1:00 – 4:00pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00 – 11:00am  &  1:00 – 4:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:00 – 11:00am  &  1:00 – 4:00pm
  • Friday: 8:00 – 11:00am  &  1:00 – 4:00pm

Community Service Projects Opportunities

Who May Attend:
All age groups with a BTP wristband, accompanied by an adult staff member.

Transportation:

  • Morning Buses will load at Cam-Plex Camporee grounds daily at 7:30am for morning projects and will leave Community Service Project sites at 11:00am to return to Cam-Plex Camporee grounds. Board buses at the Pick Up Zone C bus stop.
  • Afternoon Buses will load at Cam-Plex Camporee grounds daily at 12:30pm for afternoon projects and will leave Community Service Project sites at 4:00pm to return to Cam-Plex Camporee grounds. Board buses at the Pick Up Zone C bus stop.

NOTE: These buses are different than the other Off-site activity buses.


Community Service Projects – Registration

When registering your club, be prepared with the following information:

  • Number of Pathfinders and number of staff (10:1 ratio) equaling your total registration number
  • T-shirt sizes for all registered participants
Pre-registration is required to guarantee a spot for a Community service project.

Assemble Veteran Care Packages

Items will be supplied for Pathfinders to assemble care packages for Wyoming active-duty military and retired Veterans.

  • Veterans will oversee this project.
  • BRING: water bottle
  • WEAR: Community Service t-shirt

Pickup & Drop Off Location: Pick Up Zone C bus stop

Register here!

Build Giant Foam Slide

On the opening afternoon of Camporee, 40 Pathfinders will help build a giant foam slide that will be used by teen Pathfinders for the rest of the week. This project will involve spreading the slide across a hill and carrying sandbags to secure the edges.

  • Gillette College will be overseeing this project.
  • BRING: water bottle, sunscreen
  • WEAR: Community Service t-shirt, comfortable shoes

Pickup & Drop Off Location: Pick Up Zone C bus stop

Register here!

Build Retired Flag Drop Boxes

Once an American flag is tattered or faded, it should be disposed of in a dignified way. The Veteran organizations would like to provide flag drop boxes for community use. Pathfinders will assemble and paint a dozen drop boxes for flag retirement.

  • Veterans will oversee this project.
  • BRING: water bottle
  • WEAR: Community Service t-shirt

Pickup & Drop Off Location: Pick Up Zone C bus stop

Register here!

Cemetery Cleanup

The monuments and white vinyl veteran crosses accumulate hard water and mineral deposits from irrigation water. Pathfinders will be instructed in the simple procedure of removing these deposits. Working in teams of 2 or 3, Pathfinders will work through sections of the cemetery. Instruction and personal protective equipment will be provided.

  • Darin Edmonds, Superintendent for Campbell County Cemetery District will oversee this project.
  • BRING: water bottle, sunscreen
  • WEAR: Community Service t-shirt

Pickup & Drop Off Location: Pick Up Zone C bus stop

Register here!

Cleanup Around Dalby Memorial Park

Pathfinders will pick up trash, weed and rake around the fishing lake at Dalby Memorial Park and along Donkey Creek to Gillette College.

  • The City of Gillette Parks Division will oversee this project.
  • BRING: water bottle, sunscreen
  • WEAR: Community Service t-shirt, long pants, closed toe shoes

Pickup & Drop Off Location: Pick Up Zone C bus stop

Register here!

Cleaning Up Planters & Landscaping

Pathfinders will clean up the planters around Westwood High School by removing wood chips, installing landscape fabric and placing river rock on top.

  • Westwood High School will oversee this project.
  • BRING: water bottle, sunscreen
  • WEAR: Community Service t-shirt

Pickup & Drop Off Location: Pick Up Zone C bus stop

Register here!

Deliver Care Packages to Wyoming Veteran Home

A van of Pathfinders will travel about 1 hour to Buffalo, Wyoming to deliver care packages to the Veteran residents. This is the only Veteran home in Wyoming. Pathfinders will have 30-40 minutes to deliver packages and visit with the residents before returning to Cam-plex. Care packages will be supplied by local Veteran organizations, with Pathfinder assembly on Tuesday.

  • Veterans will oversee this project.
  • BRING: water bottle
  • WEAR: Community Service t-shirt

Pickup & Drop Off Location: Pick Up Zone C bus stop

Register here!

Distribution of Information for Food Drive

Pathfinders will go by twos, from house to house, in selected neighborhoods to drop off information about the Food Drive. If the residents are not home, the information will be left at the door. Several groups of Pathfinders will be dropped off in fours, to cover both sides of the road at the same time. The bus will rotate back to pick up each group as they finish their route.

  • The Gillette Council of Community Services will oversee this project.
  • BRING: water bottle, sunscreen
  • WEAR: Community Service t-shirt, comfortable walking shoes

Pickup & Drop Off Location: Pick Up Zone C bus stop

Register here!

Drive-Through Food Distribution - teen+

Teen Pathfinders will load heavy food boxes into vehicles as they drive through the food distribution line. This will be done in an organized way with safety precautions in place. After food is distributed, Pathfinders will assist organizers in taking down signs and general cleanup.

  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is overseeing this project.
  • BRING: water bottle, sunscreen
  • WEAR: Community Service t-shirt, comfortable shoes
  • NOTE: This is a Teen+ Service Project

Pickup & Drop Off Location: Pick Up Zone C bus stop

Register here!

Landscape Beautification and Cleanup

A variety of projects will be worked on during each session. Pathfinders will do weeding, trash pickup, painting, building planters, staining the bridge, planting and more.

  • Gillette College will oversee this project.
  • BRING: water bottle, sunscreen
  • WEAR: Community Service t-shirt

Pickup & Drop Off Location: Pick Up Zone C bus stop

Register here!

Landscaping - Meadowlark Elementary

Pathfinders will install landscape fabric, plant shrubs, and lay down bark in planters at Meadowlark Elementary.

  • Meadowlark Elementary will oversee this project.
  • BRING: water bottle, sunscreen
  • WEAR: Community Service t-shirt, closed toe shoes

Pickup & Drop Off Location: Pick Up Zone C bus stop

Register here!

Learn the Art of Crocheting & Time Capsule Sharing

Pathfinders will learn from Senior Citizens the basic stitches of crocheting using yarn provided by the Senior Center. Basic stitches of crochet can be learned quite quickly. And, as the skill is developed, it can be a life-long hobby.

The session will end with Time Capsule Sharing. Pathfinders will answer a few questions about what state or country they are from, share a few things that are the same or different when comparing Wyoming with their home state or country, and tell about the most important Senior in the Pathfinder’s life. These will be put into a time capsule.

  • Campbell County Senior Center will oversee this project.
  • BRING: water bottle
  • WEAR: Community Service t-shirt

Pickup & Drop Off Location: Pick Up Zone C bus stop

Register here!

McManamen Park Cleanup

McManamen Park is one of 30 parks in Gillette, with a 1.31 mile paved path around Burlington Lake. As a wetland in the region, it is an oasis that attracts a wide range of wildlife and birds. Pathfinders will be picking up trash around the lake. At completion, the Conservation District will provide snacks and conservation education at the pavilion.

  • BRING: water bottle, sunscreen
  • WEAR: Community Service t-shirt, walking shoes
  • Note: The Gillette Gun Club has a practice range close enough to be heard from the park.

Pickup & Drop Off Location: Pick Up Zone C bus stop

Register here!

Mulching Around Trees

Pathfinders will assist in beautification by mulching around trees at the Energy Capital Sports Complex and along the landscaped roadsides on South 4-J.

  • The City of Gillette Parks Division will oversee this project.
  • BRING: water bottle, sunscreen
  • WEAR: Community Service t-shirt, closed toe shoes

Pickup & Drop Off Location: Pick Up Zone C bus stop

Register here!

Mural Painting & Sidewalk Art

Paint on a 5′ x 50′ mural depicting events in the founding of Gillette.  With this paint-by-number process, by the end of the week, a beautiful picture will emerge. You can also express yourself with directed chalking on Historic Downtown sidewalks. Your artwork will be viewed by the Gillette citizens as they watch the Community Pathfinder Parade on Sabbath afternoon.

  • Artist, Heather Rodriguez will be coordinating this project.
  • BRING: water bottle, sunscreen
  • WEAR: Community Service t-shirt

Pickup & Drop Off Location: Pick Up Zone C bus stop

Register here!

Painting A Railroad Boxcar - teen+

The historic boxcar at the Rockpile Museum needs a fresh coat of paint. Teen Pathfinders will paint each morning to preserve this well-worn boxcar.

  • The Rockpile Museum will oversee this project.
  • BRING: water bottle, sunscreen
  • WEAR: Community Service t-shirt
  • NOTE: This is a Teen+ Service Project.

Pickup & Drop Off Location: Pick Up Zone C bus stop

Register here!

Painting Concrete Barriers

Pathfinders will paint the concrete barriers that separate the parking lot from Rotary Point playground at Dalby Memorial Park.

  • The Gillette Rotary Club will oversee this project.
  • BRING: water bottle, sunscreen
  • WEAR: Community Service t-shirt

Pickup & Drop Off Location: Pick Up Zone C bus stop

Register here!

Paint Logo on Storage Container

Pathfinders will carefully paint the logo on a newly painted storage container.

  • Wyoming Work Warehouse will oversee this project.
  • BRING: water bottle, sunscreen
  • WEAR: Community Service t-shirt

Pickup & Drop Off Location: Pick Up Zone C bus stop

Register here!

Paint Primer on Storage Container

Pathfinders will paint primer on the freshly cleaned storage container in preparation for a new coat of paint and logo.

  • Wyoming Work Warehouse will oversee this project.
  • BRING: water bottle, sunscreen
  • WEAR: Community Service t-shirt

Pickup & Drop Off Location: Pick Up Zone C bus stop

Register here!

Paint Rocks with Seniors & Time Capsule Sharing

Pathfinders will join with Senior Citizens to paint rocks with acrylic paints. Painting rocks together will inspire great chats about the differences in lifestyles, hobbies, favorite foods, and the like. Participants can choose to take them home or place them around Gillette for others to find.

The session will end with Time Capsule Sharing. Pathfinders will answer a few questions about what state or country they are from, share a few things that are the same or different when comparing Wyoming with their home state or country, and tell about the most important Senior in the Pathfinder’s life. These will be put into a time capsule.

  • The Campbell County Senior Center will oversee this project.
  • BRING: water bottle
  • WEAR: Community Service t-shirt

Pickup & Drop Off Location: Pick Up Zone C bus stop

Register here!

Paint Storage Container and Logo Prep Work

Pathfinders will paint the storage container during both sessions, ending with prep work on the logo design in the afternoon.

  • Wyoming Work Warehouse will oversee this project.
  • BRING: water bottle, sunscreen
  • WEAR: Community Service t-shirt

Pickup & Drop Off Location: Pick Up Zone C bus stop

Register here!

Pick Up Food Donations, Sort & Organize

Pathfinders will be taken to the food drop-off location to load donations into the back of the bus. These donations will be taken to the Council of Community Services Food Pantry for Pathfinders to sort and organize.

  • The Council of Community Services will oversee this project.
  • BRING: water bottle
  • WEAR: Community Service t-shirt

Pickup & Drop Off Location: Pick Up Zone C bus stop

Register here!

Plant Seedlings Along Donkey Creek

Pathfinders will plant seedlings along Donkey Creek to beautify and help prevent erosion.

  • The City of Gillette Parks Division will be overseeing this project.
  • BRING: water bottle, sunscreen
  • WEAR: Community Service t-shirt, long pants, closed toe shoes

Pickup & Drop Off Location: Pick Up Zone C bus stop

Register here!

Play BINGO with Seniors & Time Capsule Sharing

Pathfinders will be partnered with Senior Citizens who are playing BINGO, a favorite activity. The player with the first valid BINGO wins a small prize. Then a new game begins.

The session will end with Time Capsule Sharing. Pathfinders will answer a few questions about what state or country they are from, share a few things that are the same or different when comparing Wyoming with their home state or country, and tell about the most important Senior in the Pathfinder’s life. These will be put into a time capsule.

  • Campbell County Senior Center will oversee this project.
  • BRING: water bottle
  • WEAR: Community Service t-shirt

Pickup & Drop Off Location: Pick Up Zone C bus stop

Register here!

Quilted Hearts with Seniors & Time Capsule Sharing

Pathfinders will join with Senior Citizens to attach ribbons, beads, lace and buttons to fabric hearts. These hearts can be placed around the community of Gillette or in the youth’s hometown, to share a caring message of hope to those who find the hearts later.

The session will end with Time Capsule Sharing. Pathfinders will answer a few questions about what state or country they are from, share a few things that are the same or different when comparing Wyoming with their home state or country, and tell about the most important Senior in the Pathfinder’s life. These will be put into a time capsule.

  • Campbell County Senior Center will oversee this project.
  • BRING: water bottle
  • WEAR: Community Service t-shirt

Pickup & Drop Off Location: Pick Up Zone C bus stop

Register here!

Resident & Community Car Wash - Primrose

Pathfinders will wash and hand-dry the Primrose Retirement Community of Gillette resident and staff cars. In addition, the community will be invited to bring a vehicle by for a free car wash. Plan to work hard and have fun.

  • Primrose Retirement Community of Gillette is overseeing this project.
  • BRING: water bottle, sunscreen
  • WEAR: Community Service t-shirt, shoes that can get wet

Pickup & Drop Off Location: Pick Up Zone C bus stop

Register here!

Senior Olympics

With the Summer Olympics taking place in 2024, Primrose Retirement Community of Gillette is hosting its own Senior Olympics. Pathfinders will have the opportunity to assist the residents in participating in this 3-day event.

  • Primrose Retirement Community of Gillette is overseeing this project.
  • BRING: water bottle, sunscreen
  • WEAR: Community Service t-shirt, shoes that can get wet

Pickup & Drop Off Location: Pick Up Zone C bus stop

Register here!

Sort Clothing

Two or more strong Pathfinders are needed to bring bags and boxes of donated clothing from the shed into the “From Me to You Clothes Swap” building. Clothing will be sorted and put in assigned boxes by size and gender. The sorted clothing will be neatly put on hangers and transported on racks to be put out.

  • From Me to You Clothes Swap will be overseeing this project.
  • BRING: water bottle
  • WEAR: Community Service t-shirt

Pickup & Drop Off Location: Pick Up Zone C bus stop

Register here!

Sorting & Packing Food Boxes

A Humanitarian Food Truck with 24 pallets of food will be unloaded, sorted and boxed in family-sized boxes for distribution. This project will be done outside, in preparation for the afternoon drive-through food distribution. Pathfinders will be packing food items into boxes, lifting, and pulling pallet jacks for box placement. The process will be organized and fast-paced, to accomplish this large project in the allotted time.

  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will oversee this project.
  • BRING: water bottle, sunscreen
  • WEAR: Community Service t-shirt, comfortable shoes

Pickup & Drop Off Location: Pick Up Zone C bus stop

Register here!

Stain Railings & Deck of Bridge

Pathfinders will stain the railings and the deck of the boardwalk bridge at Dalby Memorial Park.

  • The City of Gillette Parks Division will be overseeing this project.
  • BRING: water bottle, sunscreen
  • WEAR: Community Service t-shirt

Pickup & Drop Off Location: Pick Up Zone C bus stop

Register here!

Sunflower Park Weeding

Gillette has over 30 parks to maintain. Pathfinders will help beautify Sunflower Park by weeding around trees and in flower beds.

  • The City of Gillette Parks Division will oversee this project.
  • BRING: water bottle, sunscreen
  • WEAR: Community Service t-shirt

Pickup & Drop Off Location: Pick Up Zone C bus stop

Register here!

Sweeping & Washing Resident Garage Floors

Twice a year, the staff at Primrose Retirement Community of Gillette clean and wash the resident garage floors. Pathfinders will be able to do this for the fall by sweeping them out, and then pressure washing the floors.

  • Primrose Retirement Community of Gillette will oversee this project.
  • BRING: water bottle
  • WEAR: Community Service t-shirt, shoes that can get wet

Pickup & Drop Off Location: Pick Up Zone C bus stop

Register here!

Transfer Playground Sand to Volleyball Court

Pathfinders will dig out sand from the current playground in Dalby Memorial Park, put into wheelbarrows and take it to the volleyball court. Pathfinders will smooth out the new sand to freshen up the court. They will then replace the sand at the playground with an engineered wood fiber bark.

  • The City of Gillette Parks Division will be overseeing this project.
  • BRING: water bottle, sunscreen
  • WEAR: Community Service t-shirt, closed toe shoes

Pickup & Drop Off Location: Pick Up Zone C bus stop

Register here!

Veteran Appreciation Pancake Brunch

We have deep gratitude for the service of each Veteran. To show our appreciation, Pathfinders will help set up the Appreciation Brunch, cook pancakes and serve the Veterans.

  • Veterans will oversee this project.
  • BRING: water bottle
  • WEAR: Community Service t-shirt

Pickup & Drop Off Location: Pick Up Zone C bus stop

Register here!

Veteran Brunch Cleanup

After the Appreciation Brunch for the Veterans, Pathfinders will assist the local Veteran organizations by putting away tables, sweeping, picking up trash and washing dishes.

  • Veterans will oversee this project.
  • BRING: water bottle
  • WEAR: Community Service t-shirt

Pickup & Drop Off Location: Pick Up Zone C bus stop

Register here!

Wash and Prepare Container for Painting

Pathfinders will prepare the container for painting by cleaning with brushes, brooms and a pressure washer.

  • Wyoming Work Warehouse will oversee this project.
  • BRING: water bottle, sunscreen
  • WEAR: Community Service t-shirt

Pickup & Drop Off Location: Pick Up Zone C bus stop

Register here!

Weeding & Trash Pickup - Meadowlark

Pathfinders will weed and pick up trash around Meadowlark Elementary and the surrounding area.

  • Meadowlark Elementary will oversee this project.
  • BRING: water bottle, sunscreen
  • WEAR: Community Service t-shirt, closed toe shoes

Pickup & Drop Off Location: Pick Up Zone C bus stop

Register here!


Need help? Contact Cindi Young, Community Service Coordinator