Service to America award

Each year, Pack 862 participates in several community service projects. Service helps our Scouts understand helping others and their community.

Scouts may earn a Service to America award, which is a pack-level award. This award is presented at the October campout following the year of participation, with the new year starting each September 1. Requirements are below.

Scouts get credit by signing in on each event’s sign in sheet. It’s important for the Scout to sign in to get credit!


  • Attendance at four Shoreline Spruce Ups. Our pack picks up trash on part of White Rock Lake’s shoreline. We do it monthly, usually the second Saturday. Watch the pack calendar as the date can vary.
  • Participation in four of the following:
    1. Hexter Howl bake sale: Provide baked goods to be sold at the Hexter Howl carnival.
    2. Hexter Howl booth duty: Work a shift at the booth. Dens are scheduled to work the booth, but a scout can work any shift that works best for him.
    3. Hexter Howl trash patrol: Work a shift to walk the food court area and pick up trash.
    4. December community service project: Donate items to the Toy Drive at the December Pack Meeting.
    5. Scouting For Food bag distribution: On a Saturday in February, scouts will distribute bags in a neighborhood, asking for non-perishable items for the White Rock Center of Hope’s food bank.  We organize areas of distribution by den. If possible, we will also designate an area for those who cannot participate at the appointed time.
    6. Scouting For Food bag collection: The Saturday after distribution is when scouts return to collect the food and deliver it to the White Rock Center of Hope.
    7. Spring service project: Donate items and assemble care packages for soldiers or for the homeless.
  • Five more hours of service. This can be more Shoreline Spruce Ups (beyond the four required ones) or more than four of the above events. The service hours can be anything helping a person or a nonprofit that serves the community.