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Community Service

Our Community Service Unit-Level Dashboard is now available.  Click the image below to get the current status of unit-level community service throughout the year.


Our dashboard provides the following benefits to our units, district committee members, and district commissioners:

  • A method for easily evaluating unitlevel performance in community service based on current JTE standards.
  • Early warning of potential problems by providing an simple way to validate unitlevel submissions recorded on the BSA Service Hours website.
  • Benchmarking to identify units to share their ideas and best practices in community service.
  • Recognition for high-performing units in 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.

For any questions, comments, or feedback about reporting service, please contact Jason Bacheler at 703-594-7914 or


Useful Unit Service Links