Unit fund-raising projects play an important role in enabling units to obtain new equipment, go on camping trips, and participate in other activities and events. More important, the way a unit earns money is of great importance in the education of youth members in basic values.
Good Turn for America is a long term effort by the Boy Scouts of America to encourage and record good turn projects done in our communities. We want to know what your unit (pack/troop/crew) is doing for Good Turn For America and encourage you to report the details of your service projects. You must report your service projects online to count towards your Journey to Excellence Award. Every unit is assigned a unique Good Turn for America ID number with which to record information about service projects on the special web site set up for this purpose.
A service project is a special Good Turn that puts Scout spirit into action. Some Good Turns are big—saving a life, helping out after floods or other disasters, recycling community trash, working on conservation projects. But Good Turns are often small, thoughtful acts—helping a child cross a busy street, going to the store for an elderly neighbor, cutting back brush that is blocking a sign, doing something special for a brother or sister, or welcoming a new student to your school. Anyone can get involved in a Good Turn. If you would like to participate in a service project to benefit your community, contact your local Scouting office.
To report information about a service project in which your unit/group participated, please create a login and password for your unit. Start at the Journey to Excellence page, on the bottom right, use the two links to the reporting pages and instructions for first time users.