Eagle Scout Projects

12 July 2006 Published in Volunteer
 
If you are an eagle scout candidate looking for a project, the Bicycle Collective can help!

For your project consider organizing a bike drive. We need thousands of bikes of all conditions, sizes, and quality ranges every year, we couldn't do what we do without the help of the Boy and Girl Scouts. 

If this is of interest to you feel free to contact one of our shop directors or volunteer coordinators.

Eagle Scout Bike Drive Overview

  • The Bicycle Collective considers a bike drive that is worthy of an Eagle Scout project to be between 50 and 150 bikes, which, depending on where you live, will be quite a task to gather!
  • Sometimes scouts are able to reach that number by flyering their community, but it also helps to throw an event and ask people in the community to donate bikes at that time.   
  • If tax deductible receipts are needed, the scout must arrange a time to pick them up, and is accountable for returning any receipts that are not given out.  (for example, if a scout takes 100 receipts and gathers 80 bikes, they must return 20 receipts to the Bicycle Collective.)
  • If the scouts want to help fix the bikes, they must arrange a time with the Volunteer Coordinator outside of regular shop hours to work on fixing flats and other minor repairs on kids bikes.  Groups fixing bikes are limited to 5 scouts.  The Bicycle Collective is not always able to accommodate scouts fixing bikes, and it is suggested that the scout group gather materials and fix tubes and tires before dropping the bikes off.
  • The scout will need to make an appointment to come into the shop and get a signature after they have planned out the drive, route, materials, etc., but before they begin pick up.
  • Scouts must schedule a time to drop off the Bikes with a Director, Operations Manager, or Volunteer Coordinator.  
  • Scouts are allowed and encouraged to propose any project that they like, if they want to help the Bicycle Collective in some way other than a bike drive, however, it is subject to approval by the Bicycle Collective and must be a project that is innovative, well planned, and will have a direct and measurable community impact.   
  • Eagle Scout Projects must be organized and led by the scout.  Appointments and arrangements may not be made by parents, scout leaders, or other interested parties.