Community Service

The Boy Scouts of America began with service when a young scout did his daily good turn and helped William Boyce find his way through the London fog. From that time in 1909, to present day, millions of Scouts have performed service projects and good turns for the betterment of America, its people, and the world.

Do a Good Turn Daily.

This is the slogan of the Boy Scouts.

Some Good Turns are big - saving a life, helping out after floods or other disasters, recycling community trash, working with your patrol on conservation projects.

But Good Turns are often small, thoughtful acts - helping a child cross a busy street, going to the store for an elderly neighbor, cutting back brush that is blocking a sign, doing something special for a brother or sister, welcoming a new student to your school.

A Good Turn is more than simple good manners. It is a special act of kindness.

Excerpted from page 55, Boy Scout Handbook, 11th ed

Community Service is an extremely important component of the Boy Scouts of America program and Troop 163 expects "all" scouts to be actively involved in service to the community. These service projects include flag ceremonies, and volunteering manpower for local non-profit groups and events.

Each service project is approved by the Scoutmaster and scouts participating in them will earn credit towards any service hour requirements they may have for their current rank.

Scouts not needing service hours or who may have already reached their service hour requirements for their current rank are still encouraged to participate.

Previous Service Opportunities:

  • Scouting for Food
  • Ballard Community Soup Supper
  • Eagle Service Projects
  • City of Slater Tree Planting