scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: Community service projects...
Jim Peterson (kupete@KUHUB.CC.UKANS.EDU
Tue Nov 16 1999 - 09:17:08 CST
You wrote, in part:
>Community service time... you(me the scoutmaster) have given the boys -2-
>hours time for SFF (Scouting for food)... my understanding is SFF is
>mandated by council... does this not prohibit it from service time
Doesn't prohibit it at all as far as I'm concerned. Just because it
ORGANIZED by the scouts has no bearing on the OUTCOME of the
project.....it's real service to the community.
Now of course, scouts cannot count it both as a "troop activity" and as
"service hours" for advancement purposes. Ya can't double dip.
>I have read that troop fundraising time should not be used for community
>service time. But what if a scout helps another troop in the same town
>with their fundraiser (Yes he still contributes Significantly to his own
>Should this time be considered community service?
Absolutely not as far as I'm concerned! ANY project which directly
benefits the BSA in any form (any pack, troop, unit, district, council) is
not community service but service to scouting....especially if it
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