Community Service

Community Service

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.

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 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.

 

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!


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.