Re: Service Projects
Wed, 31 Jul 1996 10:26:09 -0400
On Mon, 29 Jul 1996, Jim Peterson wrote:
> I have two questions on the subject of fund raisers:
> First, is there a web page with suggestions for service projects? We have a
> young Troop, started with one Scout three years ago, the oldest Scout now
> just finished First Class and needs to do six hours of service projects for
> Star. When I was a Scout we usually helped out with an Eagle project(s).
> Since we don't have any older Scouts this is out.
The Scouts-L list server has a number of files on service projects
(especially Eagle related).
> Second, What qualifies as a service project? If it results in income to the
> Troop, does that disqualify it as a service project? Our local volunteer
> Fire Department is holding a "Fall Festival" to raise funds for training and
What qualifies as a service project for anything less than an Eagle
project is subjective and basically up to troop leadership. If you feel
helping at this festival provides worthwhile service, then it qualifies.
However, the above would be turned down as an Eagle service project. While
an Eagle project can included limited fund raising as an integral part of
a larger project, fund raising cannot be the sole purpose regardless of
the beneficial use of the funds raised.
Michael Kauffmann firstname.lastname@example.org
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