Girl Scout Council Receives
"Picture It Painted" Award
The National Paint & Coatings
Association (NPCA) announced in a May 31 Press Release,
that the Girl Scouts of the Lenni-Lenape Girl Scout Council received a Picture It Painted
Award for their camp clean-up project. For more than 20 years the NPCA has contributed
paint, painting supplies, and funding to public service projects that renew and repair
community facilities. Each year worthwhile projects receive the Picture It Painted award.
This is a national program and available to Scout Units and other groups throughout the
To find out more, you can visit the NPCA web site. You will find ahigh-level descriptionof the Picture
it Painted program. While there you may want to download their e-publication title "Preventing Childhood Lead Exposure: A
Guide to Online and Offline Resources and Information About Lead Paint." This a
free book filled with information about how to test for lead in paint, what to do about
it, and where to find more resources on the subject.
An example of the type of
community project sponsored by the NPCA is an annual one called D.C. Cares .
The pictures below were taken during this year's work.
over 3,000 volunteers joined together on May 20 to renew dozens of facilities throughout
Greater Washington D.C. Mary Shomon, the PIP
Outreach Coordinator, said, "Benjamin Moore paint, donated via the Picture it Painted
program, was used as part of this important effort. Projects tackled by the D.C. Cares
team included the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Anthony Bowen YMCA facility, numerous
elementary schools, recreation centers, the Children's Studio Public Charter School plus a
number of other charter schools, Boys and Girls Clubs, parks, low-income housing
facilities, and many other worthwhile programs."
Mary also said that the application form for the award
changes a little each year (and the form for 2001 has not yet been designed). However, you
can view a sample of the Year 2000 Formonline.
If you want more information on the 2001 program send a stamped, self-addressed envelope
Picture it Painted 2001
National Paint & Coatings Assn
1500 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 2005
You can reach the organization by phone
Many communities have benefited from
the good will of the members of the NPCA. Life Scouts who plan projects which require
these types of supplies should certainly contact NPCA members in their home towns.
If you know of similar organizations
who help with service project needs, please tell me so you and
I can share it with our online community.
you have a service project you would like to share, please let me know.
Visit the Service to America NetCompass
Point for links to service project helps.
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