A Scout is helpful.
BSA definition – He willingly volunteers to help others without expecting payment or reward.
This weekend our Troop had two different service projects going on at the same time. One was the beginning stages of an Eagle project, the other was simply for service in the community. We had 17 scouts and 4 adults at the community project. The Eagle project had 4 scouts and 6 adults. Together these projects totaled 214 of hours given in our community to improve it in some way.
Time is arguably one of the most valuable commodities we have. Seeing our Scouts and Adult Volunteers freely give their time to these projects is inspiring. I believe these acts show us the character of our Troop and reinforce the core values of scouting.
Operating a Troop of this size requires many adult volunteers. We have many serving already, and are always in need of more. Although they do not always get mentioned, or recognized for their service to scouting, the time they invest is every bit as important as the service projects the Scouts complete.
In close, thank you to our scouts for setting an example for others to follow by your willingness to serve, and thank you to our adults , who make it all possible. I look forward to where our trek will take us, and hope we all remember to enjoy ourselves along the way.
Yours in Scouting,