Scouts Give Back

Community Service Opportunities

Scouts Hockey gives back to local community programs throughout the year as part of our strong commitment to service and volunteering. In addition to providing integral support to community organizations who need it, the below opportunities also help our players earn community service hours needed for initiatives such as National Honor Society and college applications. Below you will find various opportunities to get involved - don't forget to check back throughout the year as we will be adding more opportunities on a rolling basis.

2022 GLASA Volunteer Opportunities

Ongoing and ad hoc opportunities the year

The Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA) is our Scouts Hockey top community service partner and recipient of our multiple charitable donations throughout the season. Proceeds from our Spirit Wear, Pucks & Poms and Christmas Tree Sales go straight to helping this important community organization. One of their top programs that our players are eager to help with every season is their Sled Hockey program. They need the help of many volunteers to provide their athletes with an opportunity to compete. Use the link below to check out their multiple volunteer opportunities including ad hoc special events such as their Twilight 5K and ongoing initiatives they need helpers for, including Sled Hockey and their adaptive tennis and archery programs.

Volunteer at GLASA Sled Hockey

Sunday afternoons

Just as in ice hockey, sled hockey is played with six players (including a goalie) at a time. Sled hockey follows most of the typical ice hockey rules with the exception some of the equipment. Players propel themselves on their sledge (specially designed sleds that sit on top of two hockey skate blades) by use of spikes on the ends of two three-foot-long sticks, enabling a player to push himself as well as shoot and pass ambidextrously. Rinks and goals are regulation Olympic-size, and games consist of three 15-minute stop-time periods.

Location: Hot Shots Ice Arena (29860 Skokie Hwy, Lake Bluff, IL 60044) 3-5 pm 

On-Ice Assistant Description: Volunteers are needed to assist players and coaches with various tasks. Help push and/or mentor sled hockey players on ice during practice and/or scrimmage play. Accepting volunteers 14 years and older who are VERY PROFICIENT skaters with a hockey background (must have vast hockey knowledge). On-ice volunteers are required to wear (and bring their own) hockey skates, helmet, gloves and hockey attire (warm ups or jersey, etc. – no jeans, please).

Gorton Kids Only Holiday Shop

Wednesday, December 7 2:00 (or ASAP after school -- 6:30 pm)

A community favorite, this Kids Only Holiday Shop allows children ages 4-10 to conduct holiday shopping without mom or dad! Santa’s Helpers aka Scouts Hockey players will help escort children through the boutique and serve as Wonder Wrappers to make sure each purchase is wrapped and ready for under-the-tree. You will receive a volunteer hour certificate at the conclusion of the event.


2022 GLASA Sleds Are Coming GLASA Falcons Sled Hockey Exhibition Game

Sunday, February 5, 2023 2:00-3:30 pm

Just as in ice hockey, sled hockey is played with six players (including a goalie) at a time. Sled hockey follows most of the typical ice hockey rules with the exception some of the equipment. Players propel themselves on their sledge (specially designed sleds that sit on top of two hockey skate blades) by use of spikes on the ends of two three-foot-long sticks, enabling a player to push himself as well as shoot and pass ambidextrously. Rinks and goals are regulation Olympic-size, and games consist of three 15-minute stop-time periods.

Location: Lake Forest College

On-Ice Assistant Description: Volunteers are needed to assist players and coaches with various tasks. Help push and/or mentor sled hockey players on ice during practice and/or scrimmage play. Accepting volunteers 14 years and older who are VERY PROFICIENT skaters with a hockey background (must have vast hockey knowledge). 

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