Good turns come in all sizes - but are all equally important. Big examples are, saving a life, rebuilding a home destroyed by a natural disaster, cleaning up our waterways, working with a community to build a park, or representing the United States of America by placing flags on a veteran's grave for Memorial Day. Other qualifying good turns are small, thoughtful acts such as helping a child cross a busy street, go to the store for an elderly neighbor, collect food for the hungry, cut back brush blocking a traffic safety sign, doing something special for a sibling, or by welcoming a new student to your school.
Scouting For Food
Scouting for Food is the largest one-day event organized by the Cascade Pacific Council (CPC). Each year, our Scouts, unit leaders, and parents collect canned food and other items for local food pantries. On the first Saturday of every December donations will be taken by Scouts to drop-sites at designated food pantries in their hometown or to the Oregon Food Bank where they will be distributed to local food agencies. Clark country areas are directed through Walk and Knock to volunteer online.
Now scout's have the opportunity to be a part of community service projects year round. View a list of already organized service days, or create your own event through one of SOLVE's programs. These events can be open to the public or remain closed exclusively for your Scout group. SOLVE provides free cleanup supplies, small grants, advice, and support.
Log Your Service Hours Online
Each time your unit participates in a service project, your project qualifies as a journey to excellence. Journey to excellence is a quality awards program designed to recognize units, districts, councils, areas, and regions in achieving excellence and providing a quality program to a growing youth population in America at all levels of Scouting.