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.
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:
- St. Louis Worlds Fare is a creative experience showcasing different artists, restaurants, and musicians all nature to Saint Louis. Volunteers are needed for the event, Aug. 17-20. Sign up by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Ozark Trail Association has year-round service opportunities with trail upkeep. The association maintains 450+ miles of hiking trails in Missouri. Many Eagle project opportunities also exist. Contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or call 573-436-0540.
Community service ideas:
- 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