Scouts-L Mail Archive for June of 1999: Re: Service credit.
Re: Service credit.
Jim Miller Sr.
Sun, 13 Jun 1999 18:44:26 -0400
Maybe it's me, but somehow collecting tons of food to feed the hungry
does strike me as helping "someone else" - namely the hungry. The fact
that this service is organized by the BSA doesn't make it service to the
BSA, unless of course your unit is keeping the food to use on camping
trips ;^) It wouldn't necessarily qualify as an Eagle service project
because the organization and leadership have been done for the most
part, but it is perfectly acceptable as service hours.
Not only that, but service under the rank of Eagle may be to the BSA
Jim Miller, Sr.
ASTA # 3105
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tom E Sullivan [SMTP:tsully@JUNO.COM]
> Sent: Saturday, June 12, 1999 11:40 AM
> To: SCOUTS-L@LISTSERV.TCU.EDU
> Subject: Service credit.
> I recently heard that troops give up to three hours of service credit
> hours for scouting for food. My feeling on this is that this should
> not count since the basic concept of scout service is to help someone
> else, not the scouting organization.
> How feel ye?
> Tom Sullivan, Scoutmaster
> Troop 773, Potomac, MD