Doing service for the community, and larger world, is a core part of being a Scout.
Community Service Projects
Service is Scouting's greatest legacy and the primary reason the Boy
Scouts of America is the world's premier youth organization. Some good
turns can include helping out after floods or other disasters,
recycling community trash, collecting food for local food shelves,
Eagle Scout projects, and working on conservation projects.
Each Boy Scout district (a sub-area of the Northern Star Council
territory) offers an annual district-wide service project.
Many districts coordinate a Scouting for Food drive, where food is
collected door-to-door and dropped off at local food
shelves on one of the last Saturdays in April. Learn more about districts and find their websites in our related content area.
Many will post information about when, where, and how to join their service projects.
Reporting Your Scouting Unit's Community Service Hours
Whether you participated in a project coordinated at the
district-level, or your Scouting unit coordinated their own good turn
or an Eagle service project, we'd like you to record those service
hours and provide that information to us. Reporting these hours helps us let the
greater community know the fantastic work Scouting is doing! Our
council provides almost 200,000 community service hours annually in the areas we serve.
We collect unit service hour information annually each November, when the annual unit membership (charter) renewal is due.
There will be a form to complete in the unit charter renewal
packet. In October and November we also have the service hours
electronic form posted as related content on this page of the website.