Cheverly has an active community of organizations that focus on a wide variety of interests. The town has a wealth of volunteer opportunities, and these groups help make many of the things we enjoy possible. Scroll down to learn more about community organizations in Cheverly, or visit their websites for further information:
Youth & Families
Civic & Community Interest
The American Legion is a congressionally chartered mutual-aid veterans organization founded to benefit those veterans who served during a wartime period as defined by the U.S. Congress. The American Legion Post 108 in Cheverly was first organized in 1933 and completed in 1941; built by post members of materials collected from Rock
Creek Park, the East Wing of the White House, a bridge in Washington, DC, the McLean Mansion, and contains old doors from the U.S. Supreme Court. The post family currently has over 450 members and sponsors Boy Scout Troop 257and Cub Scout Pack 257.
The eligibility dates to be a member of the American Legion can be seen at the American Legion website. To be a member of the Son’s of the American Legion your father, grandfather, or great grandfather needed to serve during the eligibility dates. Ladies who are veterans but did not serve during the eligibility dates are eligible to join the American Legion Auxiliary. The Post is open seven days a week; the space includes a pool table, dart boards, and a hall that seats in excess of 200 people.
3608 Legion Drive
The mission of the Boy Scouts & Cub Scouts is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. What is the Oath? 40 simple words that can transform your son: On my honor, I will do my best, to do my duty, to God and my country, to obey the Scout law, to help other people at all times, to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight. What is the
Law? Twelve more simple words that should define everyoneís character: A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean and Reverent. How do we do this? Going camping and hiking. Pitching tents and building fires. Doing community service projects. Developing citizens and leaders.
The Cub Scouts serves boys from first through fifth grade, Boy Scouts is for sixth grade and above. Come Join the Scouting Adventure!
The Boys and Girls Club has a very active sports program for ages 6-18, which includes basketball, soccer, baseball, softball and T-Ball.
The Cheverly History Club encourages research on the history of Cheverly and helps disseminate the findings of such research. Our scope: any and all topics bearing on the history of Cheverly. These may include Cheverly as a town, Cheverly as a subdivision, people connected with Cheverly, Cheverly's social and cultural institutions. The geographical coverage is all lands now or formerly in Cheverly, and lands now part of Cheverly before they were so. Political, economic, social and other
historical approaches are welcome.
Cheverly Community Market gives town residents and others a chance to walk to a central location, meet up with friends, and buy produce closer to home instead of driving to the local supermarket or farther away to other areas. Come join us at our picnic tables for breakfast, live music, and a rotating array of local artists and craftspeople. While trips to the store are inevitable, we hope to help you keep in touch with local food sources. We bring some of
the very best local vegetables, fruits, meats, fish, dairy, bread, wine, and more to local residents every two weeks throughout our season.
The Cheverly Community Vegetable Gardens are located in George Boyd Park, at the corner of 64th Avenue and State Street in the old fourth ward of Cheverly. The gardens are fenced and consist of 40 plots (4í x 20í).† Parking and public restrooms are available in Boyd Park as well as a playground and a pavilion. Water for gardening is provided from a 1,200-gallon cistern and a series of hoses. The gardens have a communal herb bed as well as a flowerbed to
attract pollinators. The garden year runs from March 1st through February 28th. Applications for a plot and garden guidelines can be picked up at the front counter at the Cheverly Community Center .
Cheverly Day is a community-wide, all-day event that includes runs, basketball, softball, music, food, activities for kids, parades, and more. The Day celebrates all the very best aspects of the town. The Cheverly Day Committee is a volunteer committee charged with orchestrating and coordinating the annual
Cheverly Day Celebration.
The night preceeding Cheverly Day is traditionally celebrated with ChvProm, a ticketed potluck event with live music, dancing, table decoration prizes and photo booth for adults. Like Cheverly day, ChvProm relies on a dedicated band of volunteers.
The Cheverly Parents Resource Center (CPRC) supports Cheverly families with young children by providing valuable information, hosting drop-in playgroups, and holding special events such as local field trips and occassional workshops on topics of interest to parents.
The main activity of CPRC is drop-in playgroups, which offer families with young children the opportunity to meet, make friends, and play. Playgroup meets Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the Community Center in cold weather and at Gast Park (also known as "Cheese Park") in warm weather. Playgroup group is geared toward young children (birth to preschool) but school-age siblings can join us in the summer months.
Special playgroups, including the monthly Birthday and Halloween playgroups, winter holiday party, summer breakfasts at the Arboretum, and other special events are just a few special actvities that this community group enjoys.
The Cheverly Soccer Club formed in 1995. The club sponsors both indoor and outdoor soccer (tot through U-18) and hosts the very popular annual summer Challenger British Soccer Camp program.
The Cheverly Swim and Racquet Club. The club is a private facility.
The Cheverly Working Moms (CPRC) supports Cheverly families with young children by providing valuable information, hosting drop-in playgroups, and holding special events such as local field trips and occassional workshops on topics of interest to parents.
A collective group of women, their families and supporters in Cheverly, Maryland and the surrounding communities, striving to improve conditions for today's working mothers fostering community connections, facilitating career networking and growth, and sharing ideas on children and family, career, and achieving a healthy work-life balance. CWM members can participate educational and community-building events organized by the association and have access to our online list-serve. The association is based in Cheverly, MD but we welcome members from all the surrounding areas. For more information see https://sites.google.com/site/cwmcivicassociation/
The Fourth Ward Civic Association's purpose is to identify Ward issues affecting community and to them in particular. The Association encourages residents to become involved with and participate in civic matters at all levels of Government --Town, County, State, and Federal. It also fosters an environment to improve communication among all residents of the Ward and Town officials. Meetings are held the third Monday at 7:00 p.m. in January, March, May, June, September, and November at the Cheverly Community Center. ALL FOURTH WARD RESIDENTS ARE INVITED AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.
Contact: Leila P. Price, President of the Association, at 301-772-0628 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends of Lower Beaverdam Creek is a volunteer-led nonprofit founded by Cheverly residents in 2004 to help restore and celebrate area streams. Accomplishments include creating a stream access trail from the Community Center through Woodworth Park to Magruder Spring at the south end of Cheverly Avenue, installing interpretative signage and removed hundreds
of tires and tons of trash during clean up events; promote clean watter policies and practices in our region. FLBC collaborates with the Cheverly Conservation Alliance, the Anacostia Watershed Society and others. FBC welcomes volunteers for all its activities. Community service credit is given to students. FLBC volunteers meet for field work parties the last Saturday of the month; check the website or town newsletter for details.
The Cheverly Garden Club promotes the planting of trees and flowers throughout Cheverly. Established in 1950 has many master gardeners among its members and gathers each month to listen to engaging speakers, swap garden plants, take field trips, and share information between new and experienced gardeners alike. The Garden Club meets the third Monday of each month at the Cheverly United Methodist Church and participates in yearly service projects, such as providing corsages for mothers of police officers killed in the line of duty and maintaining the Memorial Gardens at Cheverly United Methodist Church. The popular annual Garden Club sale offers vegetables, hanging baskets, and plants from members' yards.
CONTACT: Michael Giese 301-773-7318
The Cheverly Girl Scouts girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Through enriching experiences such as extraordinary field trips, sports skill-building clinics, community service projects, cultural exchanges, and environmental stewardships, girls grow courageous and strong. Girl Scouting helps girls develop their full individual potentential; relate to others with increasing understanding skill and respect; develop values to guide their actions and provide the foundation for sound decision making; and contribute to the improvement of society through their abilities and leadership skills.
Any girl 5-17 years of age can join the world largest organization for girls at different grade-levels:
Girl Scout Daisy, grades K-1
Girl Scout Brownie, grades 2-3
Girl Scout Junior, grades 4-5
Girl Scout Cadette, grades 6-8
Girl Scout Senior, grades 9-10-11-12
The Cheverly Homemakers Club For 50 years the Homemakers Club has been promoting programs to strengthen the home, family and community life. The club meets the second Monday of each month September through May in various members' homes, and programs featuring a variety of topics are presented.
The Cheverly Woman's Club was founded in 1924.