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Service Opportunities

Cutter Scout Reservation Restoration

The post-wildfire Cutter Scout Reservation restoration is progressing nicely. There are loggers in camp removing fire-damaged trees that are still useable and eliminating hazard trees. This work is creating branches and brush that need to be put through the chipper. If you or your unit wishes to help with this process, please contact either Jeff Saunders or Don Hartline for more details.
The Troop Service Building and Pool Building have newly repaired septic systems thanks to Purkey’s Plumbing.
We are now looking for Individuals, families, packs, troops, crews, or posts to help us to rebuild Cutter Scout Reservation. This help can be in the form of sponsorships or hands-on help or both. We have some campsites that require small repairs and others that need complete rebuilds. The initial projects will be at four campsites (Horn, La Dato, McCullen & Kenny) and the Troop Service Building. We would like to have them ready for campers and small training groups later this year.
If you are willing to help, please contact Mark Matthews or Don Hartline to discuss.

Grassroots Ecology

We offer hands-on ways to learn about the natural world while making a positive impact. Volunteer with us to improve local ecosystems, or join a naturalist or community science event to explore nature in open spaces and urban places. We offer opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds, everyone is welcome.


Our volunteers further our work in many unique ways. They help lead tree plantings, support free neighborhood tree walks, prune and stake mature trees, carry out young tree checkups, help with school-based environmental education, and amplify Canopy’s message to all segments of our communities.


The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow, throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation.
Several scouts have done projects building birdhouses for a local chapter of Audubon.

Camp Cutter Cleanup

Work with the PacSky team helping cleanup Camp Cutter. Current focus is chipping slash piles made by professional loggers.
Contact Scoutmaster to see if there are any scout-appropriate projects available.

Access Books Bay Area

Our mission is to level the literacy playing field for K-8 students living in poverty by providing high quality, high-interest, culturally relevant books, and a transformed school library space that invites students to spend time and read.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Silicon Valley

Start a Food Drive or Volunteer

Second Harvest is committed to doing whatever it takes to build a hunger-free community. That means distributing nutritious food to nearly every neighborhood in Silicon Valley, leveraging every available food resource, and collaborating with organizations and people who share our belief that hunger is unacceptable.

Youth Community Service

Youth Community Service actively works with youth and community leaders to engage in a wide range of public service projects throughout the Mid-Peninsula region of the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Volunteer Match

With more volunteers and more volunteer opportunities than any other service, VolunteerMatch is how good people and good causes get connected.

Feeding America

Feeding America is the largest charity working to end hunger in the United States. We partner with food banks, food pantries, and local food programs to bring food to people facing hunger.


Annual Events

Memorial Day Grave Decoration: Memorial Day Weekend on Saturday

Come place flags at Golden Gate National Cemetery to pay tribute to the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country.
Each year, Scouts, Scouters, veterans, and other community groups from all over the Bay Area gather in tribute to these gallant men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country.


California Coastal Cleanup Day: 3rd Saturday in September

California Coastal Cleanup is the third Saturday of September. The cleanup brings awareness to the marine litter problem and provides a community event for direct involvement.
It's a chance for Californians to join people around the world in expressing respect for our oceans and waterways, as well as an opportunity for the community to send a statement and demonstrate its desire for clean water and healthy marine life.