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 scouting@texaspool.org.

Service Project Ideas

The Texas Pool hosts veteran and military appreciation events each summer on Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day. The pool would benefit from the installation of two or three permanent flag poles that could be used to raise the American flag, Texas flag and possibly a flag with the pool’s logo. The flags, poles and concrete would need to be sourced and then installed in a location approved by the Texas Pool board.

Make enhancements to the existing BBQ deck. The deck should be conditioned and stained for outdoor use. Measure should be taken to prevent small animals from gaining access under the deck. The deck installation should be reinforced. Steps should be added for easier access. Other options or structural adjustments should be considered.

Create a structure that will hide the trash cans but still allow for access to enter trash and be able to take the cans out daily. Initial discussions are to place some polls for anchors and have chain link fence gates installed. These would be 4 feet in height 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

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.

Community Lifejackets

The Texas Pool offers free use of lifejackets in a variety of sizes. Thank you to Children’s Health for donating these lifejackets to help save lives.

Toddler Playhouse

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

Military & First Responders Honor Bulletin Board

Congrats to Eagle Scout Zachary Evans from Troop 1000! Zachary built a Texas Pool-sized Military and First Responders Bulletin Board to honor our community’s heroes.