Community Service Day

Day of Service

Celebrating a "Century of Service"

November 15, 2014

Community Service Day is an opportunity for units to perform a community service project, conservation project, project for their chartered organization, or participate in an Eagle Scout project. The Sam Houston Area Council is celebrating a "Century of Service" in 2014. To commemorate this milestone, we will log-in more than 100,000 hours of service across the 16½ counties we serve. The Sam Houston Area Council will be reaching out to the communities in our area, notifying them of this day of service and encourage them to recommend projects in which units can participate.

Unit Information: Each district will have a person designated as a district community service day coordinator, whose role will be to encourage units to sign up for projects, as well as answer questions units may have regarding service projects. Each unit should identify a unit Community Scout Day chair. More information can be found in the leader packet.

Unit Registration

Community Leaders: Please submit projects that you would like to be considered for Community Service Day. We will distribute the project requests to each of our 27 districts, and you will be contacted by an interested local Scout unit.

Community Leaders: Submit a project

Service Projects: Projects that are eligible for this day of service are similar to those that a unit would perform at any other time. Food drives, clothing drives, service projects at schools or churches, Eagle Scout projects, park projects, etc. would all be acceptable projects. We also encourage units to involve churches or schools other groups to participate with their service project. All of those members hours will also count as part of the service hours for that day. Only service hours performed on November 15, 2014 will count for that day, even if the project takes several days to complete.

Project List and Assignments

For units that may not be able to identify a project they want to participate, we plan to have a list of projects recommended by local community organizations. Additionally, the Service Project page has additional projects that units can consider.

Once units have identified a project, units register the project, indicating what service project they plan to participate. After the project is complete, units must report their project on the Journey to Excellence website. After the project has been reported, units can then collect the segment for the centennial patch.

Safety Resources

Few youth organizations encompass the breadth, volume, and diversity of physical activity common to Scouting, and none enjoy a better safety record. The key to maintaining and improving this exemplary record is the conscientious and trained adult leader who is attentive to safety concerns.

For Questions Contact:

Dennis Olheiser
Community Service Day Chair
(281) 831-0787 
dennisolheiser@gmail.com

Michelle Phillips
Community Service Day Professional Staff Advisor
 (713) 756-3308
michelle.phillips@scouting.org

Glenn Buckley
Council Conservation Committee Chair
(936) 273-0098 
grbuckley419@comcast.net

David Foil
Conservation Committee Professional Staff Advisor
 (713) 756-3319
david.foil@scouting.org