Scouts have played a key role in the development of Freetown farm since the purchase of the property in 2019. Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Eagle awards have added to the farm's beauty, infrastructure, and resources through many hours of volunteering. We are grateful for all of the projects that have previously been completed and look forward to future collaborations.
1. Schedule a Tour
- If you are a scout interested in completing your project with CEI the first step is to schedule yourself on a New to CEI tour at Freetown Farm to familiarize yourself with the physical space you may be working in and the goals of our organization. THIS LINK can be used to sign-up for a tour.
2. Fill out the Application
- After you have completed a tour the next step is to complete an application that will provide you the opportunity to choose a project with CEI and help us learn more about you. CLICK HERE to access the application.
3. Connect to a CEI Project Lead
- Each project is paired with a staff member who leads in that space. Once successfully paired with a project, the scout will be put into contact with the staff member who will oversee the project and help guide you through its completion. Once put into contact, it is important to schedule a time to meet with this person to perform a project-specific visit that will provide next steps for completing the project.
- When the meeting with your Project Lead is scheduled, you must register yourself through BETTER IMPACT and create a volunteer profile before the meeting takes place. When you click the link above, click 'Fill in an application.'
4. Complete your Project Plan
- CEI provides a project plan for scouts to complete to ensure that expectations are clearly set for the project. This information will also help scouts complete any documents needed for their award. CLICK HERE to complete the project plan. Please collaborate with your Project Lead to complete your plan. Once approved, you can now send the needed documents to your troop with any necessary signatures.
5. Scheduling a Time to Execute Your Project
- Once your project plan is approved you can find a time to schedule the completion of your project with your Project Lead!
- Congratulations, you did it! Take a moment to appreciate all of the work that went into completing your project.
Expectations for communication
While we understand that scouts often lead busy lives, it is important that clear and consistent communication remains for the duration of all scout projects. Scouts that are not heard from within a week after a follow up email is sent are at risk of having their project nullified and made open for others to take on.
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