Community Service

Doing service projects together is one 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.

Service Project Opportunities

Scouting for Peanut Butter
State Park Service Day
101 great Scout service project ideas
 Visit our calendar for volunteer opportunities.

Summer of Service

Scouting families have answered the call to work together in service of the greater good. From public health drives…to caring for the environment…to assisting neighbors in need…Scouts have always been a force for positivity and goodness in our communities. It is what we do. It is part of our DNA. We serve others. Now more than ever, our world needs that Scouting spirit once again. This summer, we’re stepping up! We’re answering that call to give back to our communities through a Summer of Service!
  • As part of a national push, we’re asking Scouting families to give back to
    their communities this summer through acts of service.
  • “Serve” in a variety of ways – defined by the individual: the spectrum will range from large city-wide projects…to small random acts of kindness
  • Although any type of service is applicable, there will be 4 key areas of focus: The Environment, Health & Wellness, Our Communities, Neighbors In-Need
  • Service window:  April 1 – October 31, 2021
  • Open to all Scouting youth, their families, alumni, friends, volunteers and more!
  • We’ll highlight great local stories all summer through a promotional push that includes a social campaign, PR outreach and an internal communications effort
  • Support materials include: safety guidance, thought-starters, recognition items (a downloadable certificate and a patch), tips & tricks, promotional materials and more! 
  • For info, visit today!

Service Hour Reporting

Entering your unit service projects is a pretty simple process:

  1. Get your UNIT ID from your District Activity Chair or District Executive.  If you have already entered hours for your unit in the past, you do not need to do this again!
  2. Log-on to the Journey to Excellence (JTE) website.  There is a link to enter your Community Service Projects on this site.
  3. If you are going to the JTE website for the first time, enter the UNIT ID; after that, the program will ask you to create a personal User ID and password.  From that point forward, you will be able to log-on without the UNIT ID; your User ID and password associated with that UNIT ID will log you on in the future to enter additional projects for your unit.  If you have logged on to the JTE website before, enter your User ID and password as prompted.
  4. After you have logged-on, a screen will appear with three options under which you can enter or view Community Service Projects.  Click the appropriate option for your project.  In most cases, you will click the link to “Enter a Service Project.”
  5. Headings with different types of projects will appear.  Click the one most appropriate to your project.  A heading doesn’t exist to describe your project, no problem!  Click “Other” under “Other Services.”  You can enter any type of project under this heading.
  6. Fill in the information it asks for, including the date of the project, how many youth participated, how many adults participated, and total number of hours.  You can include all participants in your calculations, Scouts, Scouters and non-Scouters!
  7. Click “Submit Report” to log your hours!  You can also print a certificate to present at an upcoming event for the unit or the organization for which you did your service project!

Entering an Eagle Scout Service Project?

  1. Repeat steps 1-4 above with the exception of selecting “Report an Eagle Scout Service Project.”
  2. Complete the information requested.  Most of this information can come directly from the Eagle Scout’s Eagle Scout Application Form, including the date of completion, Scout participation, adult participation, hours, project beneficiary, and a brief description of the project.
  3. Click “Submit Report” to log your hours!  You can also print a certificate to present at an upcoming event for the unit or the organization for which you did your service project!