Community service projects are available and encouraged at the Texas Pool. Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, American Heritage Girls, Trail Life USA, Indian Guides/Princesses, along with religious organizations and service groups, are invited to choose a Texas Pool service project and/or volunteer for service opportunities. Field Trips to the historic Texas Pool are also available. For more information, email

Service Project Ideas

Our community bulletin board outside the pool entry is currently in need of a little TLC. Our military and first responder board that was donated to the pool in 2018 is also now faded and in need of an update. We’d love to partner with someone who can refurbish the exterior board and solicit new pictures and stories for the military board. A corresponding dedication ceremony at our annual Memorial Day and Day of Remembrance event would be a great bonus!

We’d love to see enhancements made to the existing BBQ deck. The deck needs to be conditioned and stained for outdoor use. Measures need to be taken to prevent small animals from gaining access under the deck. The deck installation could be reinforced and steps could be added for easier access. Other options or structural adjustments would help.

The Texas Pool would benefit from a structure that hides the trash cans but still allows for access to enter trash and be able to take the cans out daily. Some ideas we’ve discussed are adding polls for anchors and having chain link fence gates installed. These would be 4 feet heigh and could have turf or other covering installed on them. Further design and specs are needed before the project can be approved.

A storage solution is needed for food items donated that will not fit in the My Little Pantry. This solution would need to be weatherproof and animal-proof. The location, design, and material need to be discussed. 

Shade covering is a must for all pools in summertime. The Texas Pool decks and entry areas are lacking a shade solution. Build in some Texas Pool shade for the health and enjoyment. Since the deck is flagged for major repair/replacement it may make sense to include shade structures as part of the project or to be considered after the project is completed. Some other minor shade structures could be considered such as sails or fabric shades. This concept needs further planning and approval.

Recent Scout Projects

Permanent Texas and American Flag Poles

Thank you to Eagle Scout Jack Bishop from Troop 226 for installing…

Community Lifejackets

The Texas Pool offers free use of lifejackets in a variety of sizes thanks to Eagle Scout candidate Harry Kempf from Troop 259 in Plano.

Texas Pool Self-Guided History Tour

We are so proud of the members of Girl Scout Troop 6585 for their hard work on the Texas Pool's Self-Guided History Tour.

Wooden Bat Houses

Arman Uddin with Troop 259 built and installed several bat houses outside of The Texas Pool as part of his Eagle Scout project to help with conservation efforts in our community.

Refurbished Children’s Benches

Koen Kok of Troop 219 has completed the restoration of our four children's benches and built a fifth for his Eagle Scout project.
Jack Dobrott

Parent Benches

Jack Dobrott with Troop 380 built these wonderful benches for the Texas Pool as part of his Eagle Scout project.

Children’s Picnic Tables

A big Texas-sized thank you to Nick Escue from Troop 259 in Plano. He made these children’s picnic tables for the pool as part of his Eagle Scout project.

Portable Wooden Deck

Shray Rao with Scouts BSA Troop 219 built the Texas Pool's new portable wooden deck for his Eagle Scout project in August of 2020.

Toddler Playhouse

Many thanks to Girl Scout Troop 6553 Bronze Award for this fantastic playhouse built for the Texas Pool Toddler Zone in 2019.