Service Projects

Service Projects

Introduction to service:

From the Scout Handbook - "A Scout is helpful. A Scout cares about other people. He willingly volunteers to help others without expecting payment or reward."

Every time you recite the scout law, or say the scout oath, you pledge to "help other people", because of course, a scout is "helpful". But what does that mean and how do we do that in Cub Scouts? Our pack, as do many others, achieve this through monthly service projects to our charter organization, our community, and the natural world.

What is a service project?

A service project is a special Good Turn that puts Scout spirit into action. Some Good Turns are big—saving a life, helping out after floods or other disasters, recycling community trash, working on conservation projects. But Good Turns are often small, thoughtful acts—helping a child cross a busy street, going to the store for an elderly neighbor, cutting back brush that is blocking a sign, doing something special for a brother or sister, or welcoming a new student to your school. Anyone can get involved in a Good Turn.

Many people need help. A cheery smile and a helping hand make life easier for others. By doing a Good Turn daily and helping when you're needed, you prove yourself a Scout and do your part to make this a better world.

Doing service projects together is another way that Cub 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.

What can I do?

Check here often for service projects updates and opportunities, and above all else, VOLUNTEER!

Do you have an idea for a service project? Then let us know! Email the leaders

Useful Links:

Boy Scout Trail

Bryan on Scouting

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Plano Animal Shelter January 19, 2016 — Dec 31, 2015 5:50:57 PM

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1st Saturday Cleanup - Nov 7, 2015 — Oct 30, 2015 5:41:49 PM

ARK Preschool Fall Festival Saturday 10/24/2015 — Oct 21, 2015 8:21:26 PM