Service Rank Requirements are one thing…
.. but helping other people at all times is a key concept we hope to build into our Scouts lives. To make that happen we have to look beyond the requirements. Scouts discovering what service means, and the service they perform, are both vitally important building blocks in the Scouting journey.
We ought to have perennial unit service opportunities on the calendar but can we go too far? You want to be as helpful and energetic as possible but there is a limit. Focus on building up unit service activities and make other service opportunities known to Scouts and their families.
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Couldn’t agree more, Clarke. The idea is to get the Scouts out there giving service. There’s what, 18 hours of required service up through Life rank? Last year, we averaged 25 service hours per Scout not including Eagle projects. Of course that means some Scouts are doing the minimum while others are doing 50+ hours. But the point is, the opportunity is there based on the Troop’s program.