The Journey to Excellence Service Project initiative encourages Scouting units to carry out meaningful service projects.
A reader asks about service projects which can be done with social distancing. I can think of lots of possibilities, but two of my favorites are freezer meal outreach and yard work for the elderly.
One of the Aims of Scouting is Character Development. One aspect of character development is learning to care for others. Through Scouting, young men and women learn to work to make life better for everyone by participating in service projects. Age appropriate service is expected of all Scouts, from Cub Scouting, to Scouts BSA, to Venturing.
Coming up with feasible service project ideas for young Cub Scouts can be a challenge. Lions (who are in kindergarten) need to do a good turn for the Pick My Path adventure. And Tigers (who are in first grade) need to do a service project for the Tiger Circles adventure. There are many possibilities though.
The Gives Goodwill meeting plan features ideas for the core value of citizenship – games, group activities, songs, and more. This theme has an emphasis on the importance of serving others in need.
The Boy Scouts of America joined the Messengers of Peace initiative in 2012. This program encourages Scouts around the world to work for peace by being a positive force in their communities.