Scout Advancement Service Projects
Many scouts have pro-actively identified projects of a volunteer nature to which they can apply their skills of leadership, planning and management toward a positive outcome. Community/Organizational service hours are required to advance in rank. Troop 7 provides opportunities several times a year to earn these hours. Other types of non-formal hours will be accepted if arranged with the scoutmaster in advance.

Every Eagle Scout has organized and executed a well developed community service project as the final requirement to earn that ultimate rank. All scouts are encouraged to participate in the Eagle projects of their troop members. When project tasks require a team effort, all scouts should be prepared to lend a hand. With this spirit of companionship and cooperation, you can count on your fellow scouts to be there and help make your Eagle project a great success.

Troop Service Hours
Since we depend on volunteers to maintain our scout building, all scouts are required to provide service hours to the maintenance of the facility and help other scouting units in the area. The scoutmaster will advise you of opportunities to fulfill troop service requirements.

A Habit For Life
Scouts that are involved in community service projects as young men are more likely to be involved in community service later in life. The lessons of creating a balance between Service to Self and Service to Others and the habit of volunteering one's time to worthwhile efforts is a noble aspect of good citizenship in the community.

When a scout is an active participant in service projects, he brings honor to himself and his troop, and to Boy Scouts everywhere. Wearing the uniform of a scout is a declaration of your commitment to living your life according to the scout law. Community service is an outward and visible way to show your respect for these values while helping others in a selfless manner.