Community Service

Boy Scouts is, among other things, a SERVICE organization.  One of the best ways for Scouts to show their SCOUT SPIRIT is by taking part in our troop service projects.  

Most rank advancements require a Scout to volunteer a minimum amount of hours to service projects, but Troop 494 has a tradition of providing more than the minimum service to the community.  Service projects give us tremendous recognition in the community, and we have fun doing them.  

Our annual service projects include:

  • We participate in the Northern Star Council's event called Scouting For Food in April. 
  • We clean up Heritage Park every spring.
  • We volunteer Relay for Life in July.
  • We volunteer at Feed My Starving Children.
  • We raise money for the Adopt-A-Family program at a composting fundraiser.
Scouting for Food service project page

Heritage Park Clean Up service project page

Feed My Starving Children service project page

Composting Fundraiser service project page


Participants log

If you have and additional ideas for troop community service projects, contact contact the Community Service Coordinator on the Adult Leaders page.