As a mainly volunteer organization, we depend heavily on teenage volunteers to get a lot of our work done. Throughout the year, Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts, as well as middle-school and high-school students from both Dunwoody and Chamblee do clean-up and landscaping jobs around the farm and other properties we manage, as well as volunteer at Lemonade Days.
Often the projects are performed in the pursuit of Scout badges. Several Girl Scouts have earned their Gold Award through original projects at the farm. Likewise have several Boy Scouts reached Eagle Scout status. If you’re a Scout looking for a way to make a difference, talk to us.
Recent Girl Scout Gold & Silver and Boy Scout Eagle projects:
Girl Scout Gold Awards
Ansley Curran – Created and led tours of the Farm for children along with activities during our August Flick n Chick family movie night.
Lauren Fitzgerald – Produced short videos of our historic properties around Dunwoody. These are now posted on our website. She also created a Scavenger Hunt for kids to do at the Donaldson-Bannister Farm as well as a marketing flyer used by Dunwoody Preservation Trust.
Laura Lawson Duncan – Built and stocked a free Lending Library in the shape of our barn. Located by our Kiosk near the old barn at the Donaldson-Bannister Farm.
Girl Scout Silver Awards
Lily Martinson, Christina Berry & Lindsey Grant (Troop 12552) – Put together “Badge Boxes” so that troops can come to the Donaldson-Bannister Farm and earn a variety of badges.
Megan Fitzgerald – Sewed old fashioned bonnets for girls and collars for boys that are used at Camp Flashback and school/scout tours.
Boy Scout Eagle Awards
Charles McCown – Built a slate trail from the parking lot to the barn so that visitors don’t have to use the driveway up to the main part of the property.
Henry O’Conner – Planted liriope between the driveway and the Donaldson-Bannister Farmhouse, did major clean up and planting near the old Wash House.
Parker Bragg – Built 3 movable plant boxes that are used extensively for Camp Flashback.
Jared Whitehurst – Cleaned up and repaired brick portions at the Pierced Brick Wall in the garden area of the farm.
Farley Wall – Designed and built “lemonade stands” for candid picture taking at Lemonade Days.