Greenup Day

1.0 Overview

On the first Saturday of May each year, the town of Hanover sponsors a community-wide cleanup effort called Greenup Day. The town provides trash bags and citizens sign up to pick up trash along roads throughout the town. At noon, all the participants gather on the Etna Green for a picnic. Participants eat for free.

This event is, of course, a great way for the troop to do a good turn for the town. The time spent counts as service hours for all ranks that require service.

2.0 Concept

2.1 Description

This year our assignment is Ruddsboro Road from the Lebanon town line up the hill to King Road. We will meet at the Crane's driveway (at the pond on Ruddsboro), where some parking is available. We will then send half of the group down the hill to the Leb line and the other half up to King Hill. The two groups will then work along the left side of the road, picking up trash as they move towards each other. When the groups meet we will cross the road, reverse directions and work back towards our cars. We will then drive to the Etna Green for the picnic, leaving our trash by the road for later pickup by the town.

Adult leadership is a bit light this year, so we cannot guarantee supervision throughout the picnic. We will work out pickup contingency planning with parents at the dropoff.

2.2 Schedule of Events

1000 - Assemble at the Crane's driveway.
1005 - Begin "Greening".
1145 - Finish up at cars and drive to the Etna Green.
1200 - Enjoy the picnic.
1300 - Pickup at the Etna Green. (Maybe!)

2.3 Expected Conditions and Difficulty

Check the weather and dress appropriately.

2.4 Special Requirements

This activity is open to all scouts, scouters, and parents, and anyone else.

3.0 Administration and Logistics

3.1 Announcement Date: 1 May 03

3.2 Roster Closing Date: 3 May 03

3.3 Costs


3.4 Equipment

3.4.1 Individual Equipment

  • Class B uniform.
  • Light pack with water, sunscreen, etc.
  • Gloves.

    3.4.2 Patrol Equipment


    3.4.3 Troop Equipment

  • Trash bags (pick up at Info Desk of Dartmouth Bookstore)
  • First Aid Kit

    3.5 Transportation Plan

    Drop-off Point: The Crane's driveway on Ruddsboro Rd.
    Drop-off Time: 9:00 am Sat 3May03
    Pickup Point: Etna Green
    Pickup Time: 1:00 pm, Same Day

    Driving Directions: The Crane homestead is 175 Ruddsboro Road. Their driveway comes out right at the little pond halfway up the hill from Rt 4.

    4.0 Leadership

    4.1 Planning Committee

    Paul Spencer

    4.2 Adult Leaders

  • Mr. Brown, SMIC
  • Mr. Young

    Approved YJB 2May03

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