Community Service

Be part of Socktober

Starting on October 1st , units from all 16 districts will be collecting new pairs of socks to donate to homeless organizations before the upcoming winter. Then at the end of the month, donations from each troop, pack, crew and team will be delivered to a charity in its district. It’s a perfect way for scouts to directly serve the less fortunate in their communities.  

Click here to take part!

 

Looking for a winter-time Unit Community Service activity or Eagle Scout project?

January's Souper Bowl of Caring is a great opportunity

Click here to learn more 

 

Journey to Excellence

Click here to view some Frequently Asked Questions about JTE!

Click here for service project ideas.

Bryan on Scouting - 101 Great Scout Service Project Ideas

Click here for service project opportunities through the United Way.

Click here for service project opportunities through Goodwill.

Click here to connect with The Call, a local volunteer community service coordinating organization that can help your unit find projects in and around the greater KC metro area.

Click here for more information regarding our Socktober community service event.

 

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.


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.