Community Service


Community Service Day

Heart of America Council is hosting a community service day on May 9, 2015.  The inaugural Dig Day will kick-off at 9:00 am at the Eagle Scout Memorial Fountain (39th and Gillham, Kansas City, MO) on Saturday, May 9. Scouts assisting in planting flower beds will have the opportunity to take home a flower for Mother’s Day which is on Sunday, May 10.  Click on your respective areas to register a team of 10 for Community Service Day. The person that registers will be the Coordinator for that team. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

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Journey to Excellence

Click here to view some Frequently Asked Questions about JTE!

Click here for service project ideas.

Click here for service project opportunities through the United Way.

 

Entering your Unit Service Projects

Entering your unit service projects is a pretty simple process:

  1. Get your UNIT ID from your District Activity Chair or District Executive.  If you have already entered hours for your unit in the past, you do not need to do this again!
  2. Log-on to the Journey to Excellence (JTE) website.  There is a link to enter your Community Service Projects on this site.
  3. If you are going to the JTE website for the first time, enter the UNIT ID; after that, the program will ask you to create a personal User ID and password.  From that point forward, you will be able to log-on without the UNIT ID; your User ID and password associated with that UNIT ID will log you on in the future to enter additional projects for your unit.  If you have logged on to the JTE website before, enter your User ID and password as prompted.
  4. After you have logged-on, a screen will appear with three options under which you can enter or view Community Service Projects.  Click the appropriate option for your project.  In most cases, you will click the link to "Enter a Service Project."
  5. Headings with different types of projects will appear.  Click the one most appropriate to your project.  A heading doesn't exist to describe your project, no problem!  Click "Other" under "Other Services."  You can enter any type of project under this heading.
  6. Fill in the information it asks for, including the date of the project, how many youth participated, how many adults participated, and total number of hours.  You can include all participants in your calculations, Scouts, Scouters and non-Scouters!
  7. Click "Submit Report" to log your hours!  You can also print a certificate to present at an upcoming event for the unit or the organization for which you did your service project!

Entering an Eagle Scout Service Project?

  1. Repeat steps 1-4 above with the exception of selecting "Report an Eagle Scout Service Project."
  2. Complete the information requested.  Most of this information can come directly from the Eagle Scout's Eagle Scout Application Form, including the date of completion, Scout participation, adult participation, hours, project beneficiary, and a brief description of the project.
  3. Click "Submit Report" to log your hours!  You can also print a certificate to present at an upcoming event for the unit or the organization for which you did your service project!

What are the requirements for Gold, Silver & Bronze levels in Community Service Projects JTE?

Cub Scout Pack Community Service Hours JTE Requirement (#7):

The pack participates in service projects with one benefiting your chartered organization. The projects and hours are entered on the Journey to Excellence website.

BRONZE: Participate in 2 service projects. 
SILVER: Participate in 3 service projects. 
GOLD: Participate in 4 service projects.

Boy Scout Troop / Varsity Team Community Service Hours JTE Requirement (#8):

The troop / team participates in service projects with one benefiting your chartered organization. The projects and hours are entered on the Journey to Excellence website.

BRONZE: Participate in 4 service projects. 
SILVER: Participate in 5 service projects. 
GOLD: Participate in 6 service projects.

Venturing Crew / Sea Scout Ship Community Service Hours JTE Requirement (#5):

The crew / ship participates in service projects with one benefiting your chartered organization. The projects and hours are entered on the Journey to Excellence website.

BRONZE: Participate in 2 service projects. 
SILVER: Participate in 3 service projects. 
GOLD: Participate in 4 service projects.

District & Council Progress

Status through December 31, 2014

  2014 Service Hour Info 2013 Service Hour Info 2012 Service Hour Info
DISTRICT Total Projects Total Hours Hours per Youth Total Projects Total Hours Hours per Youth Total Projects Total Hours Hours per Youth
Big Muddy 93 4,640 6.23 52 2765 2.58 56 3734 4.16
Blue Elk 195 10,502 3.85 147 10,047 3.13 128 10,899 3.32
Frontier 40 2,010 0.61 11 527 0.14 N/A N/A N/A
Kaw 230 15,823 7.76 119 9613 4.21 92 6202 1.84
Lone Bear 284 13,716 13.65 205 6795 5.94 127 7134 7.14
North Star 290 17,083 4.13 300 25,536 5.94 264 20,629 4.58
Northern Tier 131 8,586 4.06 207 10,745 4.58 288 15,786 7.06
Pelathe 147 6,342 6.24 147 6609 5.31 73 3346 2.98
Pioneer Trails 70 5,124 5.29 86 7210 5.04 105 9619 2.37
Red-Tailed Hawk 198 11,087 4.23 235 17,070 4.79 213 16,237 5.64
Thunderbird 254 21,030 5.79 309 22,331 5.47 292 20,903 4.93
Trailhead 155 14,816 6.30 149 12,875 4.73 111 11,258 4.49
Trails West 153 6,448 3.67 200 9981 4.69 129 7710 3.76
Twin Rivers 87 5,569 7.90 110 7578 10.06 79 4407 6.05
Council Projects 23 40,307 N/A 9 33,904 N/A 2 20,764 N/A
HOAC Total 2350 183,083 6.29 2286 183,586 6.65 1959 158,718 5.73

More Information on Community Service Projects

For more information on Community Service Projects & Hours in the Heart of America Council or to obtain your Unit ID to enter Community Service Hours, please contact Leslie Staack at leslie.staack@scouting.org or 816.569.4963.