A reader asks what types of service projects can be used as service hours to fulfill requirements.
Project Planning Program Feature
Working on the Soil and Water Conservation merit badge helps Scouts learn about things like erosion, watersheds, aquifers, water pollution, and water treatment. They also learn about the importance of plants in soil and water conservation.
While working on the Family Life merit badge, Scouts learn about how families work together for the better of themselves and for their community. They do service projects together and have family meetings. Scouts also learn about how parents are responsible for their families.
National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an intense week long leadership training class for youth
The Project Planning feature helps youth leaders learn how to accomplish their goals, whether that be a service project or a troop campout or planning other activities together. The troop does a group exercise of planning and carrying out a recycle regatta.
Help your youth leadership plan ahead by giving them a blank meeting plan template to fill in during their PLC meetings. Download a printable copy here.