See how these Cub Scouts served their communities

From 5-year-old Lions to 20-year-old Venturers, Scouts of all ages serve their neighbors. Some projects go beyond local communities and have a national or international reach, where Scouts’ efforts help hundreds of people, and their work makes an impact that is felt for years.

Your Scout’s service doesn’t always have be that grand. Your youth can follow the Scout Oath by helping other people at all times, in little or big gestures.

By planning volunteer opportunities for your unit, you help your Scouts learn the value of service. And you can start instilling that value in Cub Scouts.

We recently asked Scouters on social media to share with us their packs’ service projects. Below are some of their submissions.

If you’d like to brag a little on your unit on just about anything, let us know and your unit might be featured in a future story. You can also contact Scout Life to share your unit’s future outings, service projects or Scouts making a difference in their communities.

Photo courtesy of Katie Fischer

Restoring a small habitat

Pack 254 of Portland, Ore., has been working on a backyard habitat restoration project for its chartering organization. The Cub Scouts have focused on soil restoration and planting native species.

Photo courtesy of Erica Reed

Big cleanup

Pack 409 of Albuquerque, N.M., partners with the city’s solid waste department for its annual “Company’s Coming Cleanup.” In preparation for the community’s hot-air balloon fiesta, Cub Scouts help clean a huge park area to help get it ready for the biggest event of the year in Albuquerque.

Photo courtesy of Patrick Jansen

Collecting pajamas

Pack 13 of Greencastle, Pa., has held an annual pajama drive in memory of Weston Rock, the son of a Tiger den leader who died in 2016. Over the years, the drive has collected and donated more than 10,000 pajamas, many of which have gone to pediatric patients at a local hospital.

Photo courtesy of Kellie King

Encouraging literacy

Pack 129 of Westfield, Ind., built and installed five Little Free Libraries along walking trails at a local neighborhood. The Cub Scouts also added books to the libraries, where people can take and donate books. The Webelos earned their Build It adventure pin for safely learning how to use the appropriate tools and building the Little Library.

Photo courtesy of Danielle Torres

Feeding the community

Cub Scouts in the Western Los Angeles County Council donated 500 food items to the Santa Clarita Food Pantry during a day camp. On the final day of camp, the Cub Scouts brought non-perishable items they had collected, surpassing the goal of 350 items.


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Michael Freeman, an Eagle Scout, is an associate editor of Scout Life and Scouting magazines.