Boy Scout Service Project Requirements
Second Class Rank
- Participate in an approved (minimum of one hour) service project.
- While a First Class Scout, take part in service projects totaling at least six hours of work. This may be done as an individual project or as a member of a patrol or troop project. These projects must be approved by your Scoutmaster
- While a Star Scout, take part in service projects totaling at least six hours of work. This may be done as an individual project or as a member of a patrol or troop project. These projects must be approved by your Scoutmaster
- While a Life Scout, plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to any religious institution, any school, or your community. (The project should benefit an organization other that Boy Scouting.) The project plan must be approved by the organization benefiting from the effort, your Scoutmaster and troop committee, and the council or district before you start. You must use the Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook, BSA publication No. 18-972E, in meeting this requirement.
Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge
- Choose a charitable organization outside of Scouting that interests you and brings people in your community together to work for the good of your community.
- Using a variety of resources (including newspapers, fliers and other literature, the Internet, volunteers, and employees of the organization), find out more about this organization.
- With your counselor's and your parent's approval, contact the organization and find out what young people can do to help. While working on this merit badge, volunteer at least eight hours of your time for the organization. After your volunteer experience is over, discuss what you have learned with your counselor.
Approved Troop Service Projects
Troop 207 participates with Keep Forsyth County Beautiful in this quarterly program. The scouts pick-up litter along Majors Road off Hwy 141. For anyone who chooses to join this county program, an Adopt-A-Road sign representing the group will be placed in the vicinity of the road cleanup.
After the litter pick-up on Majors Road, Troop 207 then picks up litter on the grounds of our Chartered Organization, Creekside United Methodist Church.
Creekside schedules workdays three times a year. Troop 207 can participate in their workdays by assisting in landscape maintenance projects which include, but not limited to, spreading pinestraw and bedding mulch.
Community Outreach Program at Creekside (COP)
Middle and High School students along with college and adult volunteers join together for 3 days and 4 nights, working for people in our community who need assistance. Sometimes it is yard work or painting. Other times it may be doing repair work of some kind. Sometimes it is just visiting. No matter what we are asked to do, one work site has no less importance than another.
The youth and adults are placed into work teams on Sunday evening and from that point, the work teams spend the next 3 days together working for those in need and growing from the experience they gain. In the evenings, all the teams come together for a time of fellowship that includes dinner, games and an incredible Worship experience. These activities will help build some of our most memorable moments of the week. Many youth will learn, some for the first time, what true Christian service is all about and what a difference it can make in the lives of others as well as their own.