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Service is part of the lifeblood of Scouting. Here’s a chance to give back in more ways than one.
The Cradle of Liberty Council is partnering with J.P. Mascaro & Sons and the American Red Cross to maximize participation in the Francesco A. Mascaro Memorial Blood Drive. Frank “The Chief” Mascaro spent his entire life giving back to the community. The Mascaro Family has organized a blood donation drive to help those in need and honor Frank’s memory. This initiative integrates well with Scouting’s core ideal of service to others and is a great way for Scouting units to get the service hours they need.
During weekends in late August (a high-need month for blood donation), drives will be conducted throughout the council. Scouts and Scouters will be able to provide service in a several ways:
- By promoting the drive to family, friends, colleagues, business associates, and the community-at-large and securing blood donor commitments.
- By giving blood (donors must be at least 17 years old or 16 with parental consent form).
- By volunteering at the drive (limited opportunities available).
Please make sure that your unit commits to help with this important initiative by completing a short online form.
See below for a list of the drive locations and resources to help promote the drive.
Donor must be at least 17 years old to donate, or 16 years old with parental permission.
Friday, August 15, 2014:
- Shepherd of the Hills Church 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM | 527 Hoffmansville Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505
Saturday, August 16, 2014:
- Germantown YMCA/GLEC 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM | 5722 Greene St, Philadelphia, PA 19144
- Shepherd of the Hills Church 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM | 527 Hoffmansville Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505
- Willow Grove Giant 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM | 315 York Rd, Willow Grove, PA 19090
Saturday, August 23, 2014:
- Little Zion Lutheran Church 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM | 267 Morwood Rd, Telford, PA 18969
- Our Mother of Good Counsel Parish 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM | 31 Pennswood Rd (corner of Lancaster Ave and Pennswood Rd across from the Acme), Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Sunday, August 24, 2014:
- Amtrak 30th Street Station 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM | Philadelphia, PA 19104
- American Legion Post #10 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM | 493 S Bethlehem Pike, Fort Washington, PA 19034
- Firestone Scouting Resource Center 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM | 1485 Valley Forge Rd, Wayne, PA 19087
- Old Mill in Rose Valley 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM | 9 Old Mill Ln, Rose Valley, PA 19063
- Ridley Area YMCA 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (time change) | 900 South Ave, Secane, PA 19018
Saturday, August 30, 2014:
- Walton Conference Center 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM | 8301 Roosevelt Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19152
(You'll need to create an account at redcrossblood.org. To get back to the list of Scouting for Life drives, enter the sponsor code boyscout mascaro)
Please visit the Journey to Excellence Service Hours website to record your community service projects. Let's make sure the community knows the impact that Scouting makes in our neighborhoods!
First-time users will need their unit's five to 11 digit ID number to access the system. Click here for first-time user instructions