A ‘Surge’ of Goodwill

There’s no better way to honor the memory of Sept. 11, 2001, than by reaching out and lending a hand to members of your local community.

This year, Scouts will once again focus acts of service as tribute to the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11th attacks during Scout Surge 9/11.

From Sept. 1-10, Scouts are encouraged to dedicate service projects in their community to the victims and their families. And, on the day of the anniversary, units will gather to honor the memory and celebrate the patriotism that stemmed from this devastating day.To help mark the 10th anniversary, Scouts are also encouraged to attend a showing of New York Says Thank You, a film that follows New York volunteers who help rebuild American communities recovering from a disaster. The movie captures the volunteers’ efforts to reconstruct the tornado-ravaged Little Sioux Scout Ranch in Iowa. (Find a showing near you, or read how you can get a DVD.)

Need service-project ideas? Visit actionamerica.com, or read last year’s post on Scout Surge 9/11.

Start planning your service project now! And, be sure to share your good deeds with others on the Facebook page for the event, scoutsurge911.com.