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Record Your Service Hours! 

Does your unit provide service your community?  Chances are, the answer to this question is, Yes, our unit does many types of service projects throughout the year.  Every unit does service whether they realize it or not, many of the awards and advancements the boys can earn have service built into them from the Wolf and Bear ranks all the way up to Life and Eagle.  Many units do annual clean ups or service projects for their charter organization or the school that they are associated with.  The point is if you unit does service, it is your job to make sure and enter that service into the Journey to Excellence area and track the good works that you do.  It is important for all of our units to track their service so that as a Scouting movement we can show our communities the positive impace our youth have. 

Have you recorded any service hours for 2016?

You can now enter your service hours at www.scouting.org/awards/journeytoexcellenceExternal Link . Look for the “Service Project” area of the screen.  There you can find the link to log your hours, information for first time users, ideas and tips for a successful service project, and sample reports that can be pulled by your council administrator. To enter your service hours click on “service hours website.” Choose “New User Click Here” or enter in your existing username and password. If you have any questions, please contact the national service desk for volunteers at (972) 580-2267.

Volunteers with a MyScouting account can also reach the Journey to Excellence service hour website by clicking on the Journey to Excellence Information link on the left side of the screen in the “Council Tools” section. Once they click the link they will be directed to www.scouting.org/awards/journeytoexcellenceExternal Link and can follow the same procedures as listed above.

To learn more about service projects and how to plan for your unit's success you can read more at Unit Tips for SuccessExternal Link  If you are a first time user to the website and want some more instruction for entering your unit's hours or you do not remember the log in or password for your unit you can learn more at First Time UsersExternal Link, you can also contact the Albany Service Center for help.  

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