Doing service projects together is one way that Cub Scouts keep their promise “to help other people.” While a Scout should do his best to help other people every day, a group service project is a bigger way to help people. While you’re giving service, you’re learning to work together with others to do something that’s good for your community.
Service projects may help the natural world, the community, or the chartered organization.
Pack 197 has been actively engaged in Westerville and and the surrounding area to help the community; here are just a few examples:
- Supported US troops through Operation Buckeye
- Salvation Army bell ringing during the holidays
- Trash pickup at Genoa township parks
- Filling Easter Eggs with candy for Genoa Easter event
Here are additional example service activities Cub Scouts can do.
- Helping the natural world
- Pick up litter around your neighborhood.
- Clean up trash by a stream.
- Plant seedlings or flowers.
- Recycle glass, paper, aluminum, or plastic.
- Make bird feeders.
- Helping the community
- Give a flag ceremony for a school.
- Collect food for food banks.
- Make cards for a care center.
- Clean up a church parking lot.
- Shovel snow or rake leaves for seniors.
- Hand out voting reminders.
- Hand out emergency procedure brochures.
- Recycle family newspapers.
- Helping the chartered organization
- Do a cleanup project.
- Plant and care for trees.
- Conduct a flag ceremony.
- Help set up for a special event.
- Hand out programs or bulletins at a meeting of the organization.
These are only a few ideas for service projects. Can you think of others? Share your ideas with the members and leaders of your den.
Parents, if you are passionate about a cause, we encourage you to attend a Pack Committee Meeting and help plan and lead a successful service project!