From Ms. Ferguson:
New requirements for service hours took effect Jan. 1, 2016 which include service hours at Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, Life and Eagle. (That’s every rank but the Scout rank). Service hours are not cumulative. In other words, the hours of service used for Tenderfoot only counts toward Tenderfoot. A Scout cannot, for example, also count that hour as one of the two needed for Second Class.
Service hours do not have to be for scout service events but the scout does have to get approval from the Scoutmaster in advance to earn service hours for the activity.
Record keeping for service hours is very important for rank advancement and for the Troop:
1) Be sure to keep track of your service hours in the service record pages in the back of your scout book
2) Also provide a copy of your service hours to the Service Project Coordinator, Ms. Ferguson, firstname.lastname@example.org. Drop an email email@example.com as soon as you earn any service hours and include 1) description of service activity, 2) date, 3) How many hours invested.
Boy Scout service requirements:
Tenderfoot, requirement 7b: One hour of service (up from zero)
Participate in a total of one hour of service in one or more service projects approved by your Scoutmaster. Explain how your service to others relates to the Scout slogan and Scout motto.
Second Class,requirement 8e: Two hours of service (up from one)
Participate in two hours of service through one or more service projects approved by your Scoutmaster. Tell how your service to others relates to the Scout Oath.
First Class, requirement 9d: Three hours of service (up from zero)
Participate in three hours of service through one or more service projects approved by your Scoutmaster. The project(s) must not be the same service project(s) used for Tenderfoot requirement 7b and Second Class requirement 8e. Explain how your service to others relates to the Scout Law.
Star, requirement 4: Six hours of service (same as before)
While a First Class Scout, participate in six hours of service through one or more service projects approved by your Scoutmaster.
Life, requirement 4: Six hours of service, at least three of which are conservation-related (changed from six hours, period)
While a Star Scout, participate in six hours of service through one or more service projects approved by your Scoutmaster. At least three hours of this service must be conservation-related.
Eagle Scout: The Eagle Scout service project (same as before)
While a Life Scout, plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to any religious institution, any school, or your community. (The project must benefit an organization other than the Boy Scouts of America.)
Contact your Scoutmaster or Diane Ferguson at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Looking for a way to give back to your community and earn service hours essential to rank advancement? There are lots of opportunities with the Mountain Back Pack Program.
WHO: Mountain Back Pack Program
WHAT: Sponsored by the Evergreen Rotary Club and Evergreen Lutheran Church send home backpacks with breakfast, lunch and snacks for the weekend. Some children rely on school meals to help keep them full during the week. The backpack program ensures they stay full and healthy over the weekend.
WHERE: Evergreen Lutheran Church, 5980 Highway 73, Evergreen, CO 80439
WHEN: Wed Aug 23, 2017 – Wed May 22, 2019
WHY: All ranks have a service requirement. This is an opportunity to earn service hours.
IMPORTANT: Please let Ms. Ferguson (email@example.com) know what service you have done, dates and the number of hours. Also, BE SURE to document all service hours in the Service Log in the back of your Scout Book.