Georgetown County government welcomes opportunities for partnerships with individuals, civic groups and other organizations on endeavors that benefit the community. Such projects can range from public awareness campaigns to educational programs to building projects.
These projects are completed by a volunteer or volunteers with the county's support and provide some type of service to the public. In the past, a number of such endeavors have been completed as Eagle Scout projects.
Examples of projects completed in the past include:
- A 2015 Kiwanis Club of Pawleys Island project resulted in a new playground at the Stables Park Field Complex. The playground was installed through a community partnership between the County and the club, which raised the funds to purchase the playground equipment as a community service project. The playground was designed for pre-school age kids and is open to the public. The Kiwanis International Foundation provided $12,000 in seed money for the project. The Kiwanis Club of Pawleys Island raised more than $25,000 total for the project.
- A 2012 project undertaken by Bobby Walters, a member of Boy Scout Troop 360 in Pawleys Island, placed color-coded reflective bands on stop signs to help members of the public determine which hurricane evacuation zone they reside in. He coordinated with Georgetown County's Public Services department and the SC. Department of Transportation for the project. The effort resulted in county residents being better prepared for an evacuation.
- A 2011 Eagle Scout project by Austin Meares of Boy Scout Troop 360 in Pawleys Island created a display for a piece of steel from the remains of the Twin Towers. That piece of history was given to Midway Fire Rescue just before the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Meares raised $9,000 for the display in a month. The display is in front of Midway and was unveiled during at September 11 memorial ceremony on September 11, 2011.
Anyone interested in a public service partnership with the county should email Jackie Broach or call at 843-545-3164. If you don't have a solid idea for a project, we'll do our best to help you come up with one!