DuPage Pads (Public Action to Distribute Sheleter) was founded in 1985 to provide overnight shelter and meals for people who are homeless. Troop 41's sponsoring organization, the First Congregational Church of Glen Ellyn, provides some of these services. Our troop is committed to supporting this effort.

A scout is helpful, kind, clean… PADS Blanket Washing volunteers are needed to contribute 2-3 Service Hours helping the homeless.

Below is the schedule for washing blankets each month through the end of 2018. Each patrol listed is assigned for the weeks indicated. Patrol volunteers will pick up 70 blankets and detergent from the church, drive to the laundromat in Wheaton, wash/dry/fold and return to church. Please contact Alan Bayert for information. 


Here are the next few months of patrol commitments to wash PADS blankets:

September - Amish Patrol
October 1-7: Granite Patrol
October 29-November 4: Roadkill Patrol
November 26-December 2: Granite Patrol
December 24-December 30: Roadkill