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Service Project Ideas for Scouts BSA

Scouts BSA are required to participate service projects for Second Class, Star, and Life.  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.

5 Responses to Service Project Ideas for Scouts BSA

  1. laura goerke December 14, 2010 at 12:25 PM #

    we have done:
    food drives, coat drives, toy drives, toiletries for the local VA, visit the veterans in the local VA Nursing Home/hospital, book drives
    yard work for the school for the deaf, projects for the local historical society, projects for the local library, place and remove flags on main street, help during Veterans with flag ceremony for Veteran’s Day and so on

    • susan July 16, 2014 at 6:44 PM #

      Thank you for great ideas for service projects. our troop has been talking about many and could not decide, this will help us decide.

  2. Noah April 7, 2013 at 7:30 PM #

    I love Boy Scouts and thanks for the great ideas!!!!

  3. Anonymous December 30, 2013 at 1:44 PM #


  4. lisa May 14, 2014 at 9:04 PM #

    Can a scout use youth coaching as a life service project

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