Service Opportunities

The Scout slogan is “Do a Good Turn Daily,” and part of the Scout Oath is “to help other people at all times.” These demonstrate the value that Scouting puts on service to others. Each rank from Second Class up requires the provision of a specified amount of service hours. The Troop encourages its members to participate in more than the minimum amount of service hours.

The Troop provides service opportunities including: Scouting for Food, assisting the Samaritan House during the holidays, Memorial Day Grave Decoration, helping another Scout with his Eagle Project, picking up litter in parks and open space areas, helping to set-up or take-down the Church’s Home & Hope (IHN: Interfaith Hospitality Network) homeless shelter, or helping at a Church Clean-Up Day. Other service projects must be approved in advance by the Scoutmaster. These projects could be sponsored by a scout’s school, church or another community organization.

Use the Service Hours Form (see separate sheet) to record and get approval of your service hours. Turn this form in to the Advancement Chairperson. It is also a good idea to record your own service hours in your scout book or track them in the same manner you track your merit badge cards.