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Service Hours Form

Reader Teresa asked this question about making a service hours form:

We are thinking of creating a form to use for service hours, any suggestions on what should be on there?

It depends on the purpose of the form. If it is for the use of individual scouts who are keeping track of hours for rank advancement or for their personal records, they would probably just record the date, a brief description of the project including who benefited, and the number of hours.

If you need a form to keep track of service projects at the unit level, I recommend the Journey to Excellence Service Project Reporting Form.

When you fill out the Journey to Excellence service hours form, you will have all of the information you need to enter your projects into the Journey to Excellence website.  By entering your hours at the JTE website, you will be one step ahead in filling out your JTE paperwork at recharter time. And the JTE reporting site also serves as the Messengers of Peace reporting site for the BSA, so if you choose Messengers of Peace as your partner organization, your hours will also be recorded for that program.

2 Responses to Service Hours Form

  1. Megan December 11, 2013 at 10:35 PM #

    Is this something that is done with Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts or both? I am looking to see if there is something that we can do like this with our cub scouts and really like the form. What do you do with it once it is filled out? I am new to all of this.

    • Scouter Mom December 12, 2013 at 7:46 AM #

      Any BSA unit can record service hours at the Journey to Excellence reporting site. The form is a convenience to help you enter your information. Use the link to the JTE site ( Journey to Excellence ) to report your hours.

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