SERVICE PROJECTS AND GOOD TURNS
One of Scouting’s foundational principles is “doing a good turn daily.” Scouts at all levels of our program participate in good turns and service projects. Some of these are for a rank advancement, the most famous being the Eagle Scout project. Others are being good citizens or environmental programs to make our neighborhoods and communities better places to live.
As part of the Journey to Excellence, sharing your service project and logging it into the national toolbox is important. The council uses this to let others know of our service to others. Nationally, the statistics are important as we identify trends.
Do you know about Messengers of Peace? It’s relatively new and a way to put a dot on a map with your service project.
Do you know about Scouting for Food? It’s been a project of the BSA for decades. Scouts go out on one weekend (in 2014, November 8), place hangers on the doors of their neighbors, and come back later (in 2014, November 15) to pick up the food and take it to a local food bank. Door hangers are at the service centers and Roundtables in early October.
Need more information about Good Turns and Service Projects? Email: Activities@svmbc.org or call 408-638-8300