Scout & Service Projects

Eagle Scout candidates, individuals, families or groups can devote an occasional day of community service work at a Habitat Restoration Day or adopt a project from the service project list. Students needing community service requirements or extra credit for classes are also welcome. Adult supervision must be provided for minors. Activities range from single-day litter removal or ecological restoration tasks to Eagle Scout level leadership projects.

For more information, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 815.338.6223 or

Eagle Scouts
Eagle Scout candidates are advised to call the Volunteer Coordinator to obtain a list of available projects at least six months prior to their 18th birthday or proposed completion date. A Scout may also propose an original project, but additional time should be allowed for approval by the District.

Before beginning the project, the scout’s plan must be approved by the Conservation District, the scout leader, and the Council Advancement Committee. Eagle Scout candidates need to allow sufficient time to meet their deadline—visit the project site, meet with District staff, recruit and train their work crew, procure supplies, arrange transportation of equipment, and complete paperwork. Not all projects are seasonally appropriate, and scouts may need to adjust their schedule based on weather and the availability of District staff. While some supplies and equipment may be provided by the District, Scouts may be responsible for providing some materials.

Group Service
Adult and youth groups work with District Staff or Volunteer Site Stewards on tasks such as site restoration, trail maintenance, invasive vegetation removal or site clean-up. Adult supervision is required for minors. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator at least one month in advance.

Extra credit or community service requirements can be fulfilled by participating in Habitat Restoration Days led by Volunteer Site Stewards. Check the Habitat Restoration Days page for dates and locations of regularly-scheduled workdays or contact the Volunteer Coordinator.