Every great mission in history has had a name – a symbol to guide them through the mission to its completion. It is for that reason we have decided to call the timbering project at Camp Tuckahoe “Project Hercules.” Hercules, in Greek and Roman mythology, is a well-known hero. He endured many trials and completed many daunting tasks in his life, the reward of which was to live forever among the gods at Mount Olympus. Like Hercules, we will go through many trials and daunting tasks through the course of this project. But like Hercules, we will make it through these tribulations victorious to ensure Scouting continues to live on at Camp Tuckahoe for as long as possible.
How to Get Involved
There are many opportunities in the coming months to get involved with Project Hercules and volunteer your time. Take a look below to learn more and register for these great opportunities.
Chainsaw Basic Certification instructs Scouters (21 years or older) on a chainsaw’s proper and safe use. Taught in a hybrid format, Scouters will get to spend one-on-one time with our instructors to hone their technique. With these new skills under their belt, they will be able to offer their time bucking up and limbing trees to help clean up Camp Tuckahoe.
Cub Scouts, Scouts, Venturers, Sea Scouts, and adults can all get their hands dirty during one of our Project Hercules Service Days. Offered every Saturday of each month, we have a project for everyone to help in the clean-up efforts at Camp Tuckahoe. Remember, these hours help get you one step closer to receiving the Project Hercules patch.
How to Earn the Patch
Every Scout and Scouter that participates in Project Hercules has the chance to earn a special Project Hercules patch. This patch, featured in the header above, is set in nighttime depicting the consolation Hercules. The constellation shines ever bright in the darkness, giving hope the light will defeat the dark. Interesting fact, the constellation will actually be visible during the second half of the project. The patch also depicts the ever-famous deer of Tuckahoe, upon which we have received our name. And around the border, two conservation arrows representing all of our efforts to conserve the natural wildlife and ensure it can be enjoyed for many years to come.
Scouts and Scouters who volunteer at least eight hours of service are eligible to receive this amazing patch. Those Scouters who participate in our Chainsaw training will receive four service hours to put toward their eight service hours for the patch. We will not be tracking service hours on our end, so unit leaders should track their Scout’s hours while adults can track their own hours. Once someone has provided a total of at least eight service hours, please let us know, and we can get your patch to you.