A service project is a special Good Turn that puts Scout spirit into action. Projects can take many forms such as a community cleanup, repairing a place of worship, improving a wildlife habitat, or organizing a recycling effort. Start now reporting all service hours. It is a key measurement goal in the Journey to Excellence program. Don’t miss out on valuable points for your JTE unit award.
To easily log your unit’s service hours, go to
Simply fill out a brief questionnaire about your project. The council will report these service project hours to the national office for you.
Looking for community service ideas? Check out the list below for nearby organizations looking for volunteers and other service project ideas.
Upcoming service opportunities:
- Confluence Trash Bash is March 18, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Come out and help clean up rivers and streams in the Mississippi and Missouri River watersheds in North St Louis County and City! Expect to get muddy and have a great time! More info at greenwaynetwork.org.
- Mission: Clean Stream will remove trash and debris on from publicly accessible creek areas in the communities of Cottleville, Dardenne Prairie, Lake St. Louis, O’Fallon, St. Charles, St. Peters, and Wentzville on April 1. View the announcment.
Community service ideas:
- Operation Clean Stream, picking up trash near waterways
- Food service clean-up and tear-down at church breakfast/dinner
- Christmas caroling or door decorating for senior living communities
- Trash pick-up after school carnival
- Landscape maintenance and grounds clean-up at local park
- Staff booth and provide Scouting activities at community fair
- Serve lunch at a homeless shelter
- Distribute water at 5k
- Build a bookcase for school library or church