Community Service Project Ideas and Contacts

Thank you for volunteering!  Our community is getting better one project as a time!

Take a few minutes and browse through the many service organizations.  You will find many exciting volunteering ideas no matter if you are looking for an Eagle, patrol, den, troop, pack, crew project, or just for fun!

See the current service and over 100 service organization contacts at everything service in the great Hou Koda district. 


TIME TO RECORD SERVICE HOURS!

Service hours are important to any unit, and reporting those hours help show the community investment BSA has in changing our world and impacting tomorrow’s leaders.

Here are a few helpful links and thoughts about entering service hours
  • Enter your time at servicehours.scouting.org
  • If you have never logged in or don’t know your username, then please:
    1. Email your District Service Committee member (CivicService@houkoda.org). Give them your name and unit, then ask for your “Service Hours Unit ID“.
    2. Click “New Users Click Here
    3. Fill in the requested information to register
  • Be sure to include activities like:
    • Firecrafter and OA service time     
    • Summer camp service projects
    • Conservation projects
    • Helping another unit (such as Troops helping a Pack)
    • Food drives
    • Military Support
    • Disaster Relief
    • Clean up

Good Turn for Nature – Sept 26 to Oct 25, 2020

Good Turn for Nature (GTN) aims to engage Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA and Venturers directly in acts of conservation.  Scouts participate in outdoor activities at multiple sites across central Indiana, learning about the importance of caring for nature while having fun and giving back to their communities.

The GTN team will match units with host organizations, and together they will plan the logistics of the project. Make a commitment today and sign your unit up.

Participating Scouts receive a Nature IN-Deed to their personal place in the Children of Indiana Nature Park. By becoming young landowners, Scouts are empowered to care for their land.

Online Commitment Form – due June 30, 2020

Host organizations include: COPE, Fishers Park & Rec, Fort Harrison State Park, Greenfield Parks & Rec, Lieber State Rec Area, McCormick’s Creek State Park, Raccoon Lake State Rec Area, Shades State Park, Shakamak State Park, Summit Lake State Park, Turkey Run State Park, Whitewater Memorial State Park

If you have questions, please contact Bill Holloway, Civic Service director, at CivicService@houkoda.org

Kroger’s Scouting for Food is rescheduled for Fall

More information will be posted as it becomes available.  
Resource guide:  short cut to Scouting for food documents

Please be sure to help your help your local pantry now.  Pantry supplies are running low as more of our neighbors are seeking out pantry help.  If you have questions, please contact Bill Holloway, Civic Service director, at CivicService@houkoda.org


Journey to Excellence

A complete list of links and suggests are on the Crossroads of America site in the Scouting’s Journey to Excellence, also known as JTE.