CINCINNATI REDS SCOUT SERVICE DAY
Registration for service and game are separate.
May 19th Cincinnati Reds game.
A partnership event between the Cincinnati Reds, Keep Cincinnati Beautiful, and the Boy Scouts of America is Reds Scout Service Day!
On Saturday, May 19th, 2018, the Cincinnati Reds are excited to welcome the Scouts, their friends, & families to the 2018 Scout Service Day! This day will be in celebration of the hard work done by the scouts at Wesleyan Cemetery earlier in the day.
The Reds take on the Chicago Cubs at 7:10PM.
The pre-game service project is planned by an organization called Keep Cincinnati Beautiful that plans local volunteer beautification projects. This project will take place at Wesleyan Cemetery from 9AM-12PM on May 19th. Wesleyan Cemetery is the oldest continuously operating cemetery in Hamilton County. Established in 1843, it is located at 4003 Colerain Avenue in Cincinnati’s Northside neighborhood.
Service activities will include:
- General landscaping
- Weeding flower beds
- Trimming overgrowth
- Cleaning the fence line of overgrowth
- Trimming around markers
- Picking up litter
Earlier this year, a ceremony took place at Wesleyan Cemetery to officially dedicate a marker at the grave site of Fred Waterman, the starting third baseman on baseball’s first all-professional team, the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings. Waterman anchored third base for the Red Stockings throughout their undefeated 1869 campaign and returned in 1870 when the Red Stockings again dominated the game recording 67 victories against only 6 defeats. Waterman was buried in the historic cemetery in 1899. He is one of only two members of the 1869 Red Stockings buried in Cincinnati.
WHEN IS THE EVENT?
May 19, 2018
The service project is optional and would take place prior to the Cincinnati Reds baseball game from 9:00am – 12 noon. Game time is at 7:10pm. After the project families will have plenty of time to grab some lunch, explore downtown Cincinnati and new riverfront parks, or return home and clean-up before the game.