Doing service projects together is one way that Scouts keep their promise "to help other people." While a Scout should do his best to help other people every day, a group service project is a bigger way to help people. While you're giving service, you're learning to work together with others to do something that's good for your community. 


Below are a list requirements for units and Scouts that are fulfilled by doing service projects.

 

UNITS:


  • Pack Journey to Excellence Requirement 7.   Service projects:  The pack participates in service projects, with one benefitting your chartering organization.  The projects are entered on the Journey to Excellence website.  Complete two for bronze, three for silver, four for gold. 
  • Troop Journey to Excellence Requirement 8.   Service projects:  The troop participates in service projects, with one benefitting your chartering organization.  The projects are entered on the Journey to Excellence website.  Complete four for bronze, five for silver, six for gold.
  • Crew Journey to Excellence Requirement 4.   Service projects:  The crew participates in service projects, with one benefitting your chartering organization.  The projects are entered on the Journey to Excellence website.  Complete two for bronze, three for silver, four for gold.

Enter your service hours here.

CUB SCOUT RANKS:

  • Tiger – 1) Backyard Jungle, requirement 3, option 1:  Be helpful to plants and animals by planting a tree or other plant in your neighborhood.  2) Earning Your Stripes, requirement 6:  With your adult partner and den, work on a service project for your pack's meeting place or chartered organization.  3) Good Knights, requirement 5:  Participate in a service project. 
  • Wolf –  1) Council Fire, requirement 4, part b:  Work together on a community service project.
  • Bear –  1) Fellowship and Duty to God, requirement 2, option 2a:  Working with a parent or guardian, spiritual advisor, or religious leader, provide service to help a place of worship or spiritual community, school, community organization, or chartered organization that puts into practice your ideals of duty to God and strengthens your fellowship with others.  2) Paws for Action, requirement 3, part b:  Do a cleanup project that benefits your community.
  • Webelos –  1) Webelos Walkabout, requirement 7:  Complete a service project on or near the hike location.  2) Aware and Care, requirement 7, part g:  Participate in a service project that focuses on a specific disability.


BOY SCOUT RANKS:

  • Second Class – 5.  Participate in an approved (minimum of one hour) service project.
  • First Class – 10.  Tell someone who is eligible to join Boy Scouts, or an inactive Boy Scout, about your troop’s activities.  Invite him to a troop outing, activity, service project, or meeting.  Tell him how to join, or encourage the inactive Boy Scout to become active.  
  • Star – 4.  While a First Class Scout, take part in service projects totaling at least six hours of work.  These projects must be approved by your Scoutmaster.   
  • Life – 4.  While a First Class Scout, take part in service projects totaling at least six hours of work.  These projects must be approved by your Scoutmaster.
  • Eagle – While a Life Scout, plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to any religious institution, any school, or your community.  (The project should benefit an organization other than Boy Scouting.)  The project plan must approved by the organization benefiting from the effort, your Scoutmaster and troop committee, and the council or district before you start.  You must use the Eagle Scout Leadership Project Workbook, BSA publication No. 512-927, in meeting this requirement.