Scouts BSA are required to participate service projects for rank advancement. Our troop encourages all Scouts to participate in service projects whether they need the hours or not.
The chartered organization is a great source of service projects. And it is a nice way for the troop to give back to the organization. We are chartered by a church, so our Scouts often do setup and cleanup for things like the big Fall Festival, fish fries, and blood drives. Have your youth leadership check in with your chartered organization regularly and see if there is anything you can do for them.
Local food pantries and thrift stores are also always looking for help. Scouts can sort and stock items. After spring floods receded, troop members helped a local youth organization clean up their ball fields.
Add the types of service projects your Scouts like to participate in to the comments below.