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Service Opportunities

For 100 years, the Boy Scouts of America has created a strong foundation of leadership, service, and community for millions of America's youth. We encourage all Scouting units to celebrate the centennial of Scouting through performing worthwhile service projects. Below are some ideas.


 

Boy Scouts Can Map the Dead!

Here�s a great new project for your Scout troop�or for your Eagle Scout Service Project: MAP THE DEAD! Mapping a cemetery is a great new way to permanently preserve cemetery records. It helps researchers solve family mysteries and helps communities document their history.

All across the country, there are small cemeteries whose records need to be preserved�and some of these cemeteries are in very strange places! For instance, some towns have cemeteries right in the middle of parking lots. Other small family cemeteries are hidden in the woods and are known only to the people who live close by. Some people even have cemeteries in their own backyards!

How can you help one of these little cemeteries? You can build an online interactive cemetery map at NAMES IN STONE. Creating a cemetery map is easy! First visit the cemetery�draw a map and record the headstone information. Then on your computer, create that same map on the internet. You can build maps for cemeteries of up to 300 graves.

MAP THE DEAD�it�s a great way to preserve history, serve your community, and share the records of these little cemeteries with the world! To learn more about Boy Scouts and mapping cemeteries at NAMES IN STONE, visit http://news.namesinstone.com/names-in-stone-news/boy-scouts-of-america-and-names-in-stone.html �and get mapping instructions to start building your cemetery map at http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryInstructions.aspx . You can also read about a Boy Scout who mapped a cemetery for his Eagle Scout Service Project at http://news.namesinstone.com/names-in-stone-news/2009/08/boy-scout-uses-names-in-stone-for-eagle-project-1.html.


 

National Service Partners

Looking for ideas on service projects for your 100th Anniversary activities? Check out opportunities available through some great organizations with which Scouting plays an active role.

Nothing but Nets

Support Nothing But Nets by using the service toolkit for the 100th Anniversary.

Cell Phones for Soldiers

Show your support for our brave service people through this simple phone collection program.

Arbor Day Foundation

As part of the 100th Anniversary Generations Connection program, join Scouts all over the country as they plant "living legacies" of Scouting's commitment to supporting youth and their families.

Census 2010

Be part of Census 2010 by using the service toolkit for the 100th Anniversary. Read this fact sheet to learn more.

Habitat for Humanity

For more ideas on how your unit can serve Habitat, read this brochure.

The Salvation Army

For more ideas on how your unit can serve the Salvation Army, read this brochure.

American Red Cross

The Red Cross offers service opportunities in preparedness and disaster relief.

Our National Parks

Participate in park interpretive programs, resource management workshops, and volunteer clean up of parks and the NPS Scout Rangers program.

Preseve Our Waterways

BSA and other youth organizations have taken a challenge to give back 1 million service hours preserving our nation's waterways.

Take Pride in America

Find volunteer events throughout the country by supporting stewardship of our nation's public lands.

Good Turn for America

Please log all service hours on Good Turn for America.

 

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