Doing service projects together is one way that Scouts keep their promise “to help other people at all times.” While you’re giving service, you’re learning to work together with others to do something that’s good for your community.
Service to others has always been a central part of Scouting. During World War 1, Boy Scouts throughout the country collected paper and metal for recycling and in WWII they sold bonds to raise money for the war effort.
Scouts today carry on this tradition of service in their homes, communities and nation by gathering food and clothing for needy neighbors, building playgrounds and repairing parks and public buildings. They assist fire and police departments, aid disaster victims and clean up after storms. Performing service projects is one of the most valuable ways for you to become involved with Scouting.