Community Service

Good Turn for Goodwill

Heart of America Council and Goodwill are working together to collect donations for the Goodwill stores located in the council.  Any unit can participate and units can also work together (i.e. a pack could drop bags and flyers in neighborhoods and a troop could collect the bags and deliver them to the previously chosen location).

TIMELINE:
October 1                            Deadline to register online
September 18 &
     October 2 & 7                Roundtables:  Get a neighborhood area assigned for bag & flyer distribution
October 13-27                    Pick up imprinted bags and flyers from your chosen Goodwill location
October 13-November 7    Distribute flyers and collection bags in assigned neighborhoods
November 8                       Collection day and Delivery day to your chosen Goodwill location

Information Packet

ONLINE Registration to choose your Goodwill location

Community Service Projects and Journey to Excellence

We have information about how to enter Community Service Projects for Journey to Excellence (JTE), district and council progress towards JTE goals, HOAC Community Service Day, and service project opportunities.

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 July 28, 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 16 1127 1.89 52 2765 2.58 56 3734 4.16
Blue Elk 73 4463 1.98 147 10,047 3.13 128 10,899 3.32
Frontier 7 295 0.10 11 527 0.14 N/A N/A N/A
Kaw 123 8992 5.62 119 9613 4.21 92 6202 1.84
Lone Bear 61 1657 2.01 205 6795 5.94 127 7134 7.14
North Star 93 5854 1.73 300 25,536 5.94 264 20,629 4.58
Northern Tier 54 2338 1.31 207 10,745 4.58 288 15,786 7.06
Pelathe 53 2322 2.72 147 6609 5.31 73 3346 2.98
Pioneer Trails 14 1229 1.17 86 7210 5.04 105 9619 2.37
Red-Tailed Hawk 70 4857 2.21 235 17,070 4.79 213 16,237 5.64
Thunderbird 80 6334 2.02 309 22,331 5.47 292 20,903 4.93
Trailhead 51 4712 2.26 149 12,875 4.73 111 11,258 4.49
Trails West 40 2047 1.36 200 9981 4.69 129 7710 3.76
Twin Rivers 13 559 1.05 110 7578 10.06 79 4407 6.05
Council Projects 2 235 N/A 9 33,904 N/A 2 20,764 N/A
HOAC Total 750 47,021 1.90 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.