Community Service

Community service is very important in the character-building process and, as Scouts, we have made the commitment to give back to our communities.

Reporting volunteer service hours ensures that Scouting as a movement gets proper credit for all the great work our Scouts and Venturers do.  When we present that number to groups and families not affiliated with Scouting, we want it to be as accurate as possible.

The booklet provided HERE provides instructions for reporting unit service in Colonial District.

Our goal in Colonial District is to have all units report at least one service activity before May 31st and then report at least a second service activity before November 30th each calendar year.

A service activity includes any meaningful and visible act to help others.  Some examples include participation in a flag ceremony, Scout Sunday or Scout Sabbath ceremony, Scouting for Food, Wreaths Across America, volunteer work, conservation project, clean-up project, and any service performed at a summer camp, camporee, or Webelos-ree.  All service is reported on the JTE Service Hours website.  Be sure to also report any service performed for rank advancement and Eagle Projects.

Useful Unit Service Links