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Service Projects

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

Mahatma Gandhi

Service Projects for First Class, Star & Life Ranks:

Any Scout looking to complete a service project for rank advancement needs to speak with Mr. Weber – the ASM in charge of service projects. Scouts are responsible for coordinating sign-ups and communicating logistics for their service project. The Troop maintains a list of available service projects from outside groups and agencies whenever possible. You may also (and are encouraged to) develop your own idea for a service project. All service projects need the prior approval of both Mr. Weber and Mr. Shaw, using the appropriate form.

Please speak to or email Mr. Weber for more information using the form below:

Note: Scouts who organize a service project are reminded to turn in their final paperwork (post-project report, sign-in/out sheet, and completed JTE report) as soon as possible after the completion of their project.

Special Service Hour Requirement for Life Rank:
In order for a Star Scout to earn the Life rank, the Scout must meet the following:ยท

  • Organize an approved service project
  • Complete six hours of service through one or more service projects, including your own
  • At least three hours of this service must be conservation-related.

SERV Awards:

SERV awards are awarded annually. You qualify for a SERV Award if you accumulated the following service hours throughout the year:

  • Bronze – 8 hours
  • Silver – 12 hours
  • Gold – 20 hours

The SERV award year runs from December 1st through November 30th, so get moving on earning those hours for 2021.

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