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2019 Scouting for Food

Scouting for Food is an annual community service effort supported directly by the Mid-America Council and partner organizations in our local community.  Under the Boy Scouts of America strategic pillar of being recognized as an advocate for youth and youth issues, Scouts across Nebraska and Western Iowa collect nearly 200,000 food items for those in need.  This is the equivalent of approximately 114,000 meals.
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Goals for Service Hours
Each pack, troop and crew is encouraged to participate in service projects, with one benefiting your chartering organization. Bronze, Silver and Gold levels can be attained for all. Hours must be logged on the JTE service hours system for credit. Read More
Service Hours Tutorials
Creating a Good Turn for America Account

Entering Service Hours for Good Turn for America

 Watch more videos and tutorials on the MACBoyScout YouTube Channel

How to Log Your Hours
You can enter your service hours at https://scoutnet.scouting.org/gtfa/ui/security/login.aspx.

  • Look for the "Service Project" area of the screen. There you can find the link to log your hours, information for first time users and ideas and tips for a successful service project.
  • To enter your service hours click on "service hours website" link.
  • Choose "New User Click Here" or enter in your existing username and password.
  • Get your Unit ID number  to log your hours and to print your recognition certificate to present at your next meeting.

Got a MyScouting account? You 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 you click the link you will be directed to https://scoutnet.scouting.org/gtfa/ui/security/login.aspx and can follow the same procedures as listed above.

Questions? Please contact Scouter Services at 402.431.9BSA (402.431.9272). Visit www.scouting.org/scoutsource/Awards/JourneyToExcellence.aspx.

Adopt-A-School Program

The Boy Scouts of America, Adopt a School program, is a way for boys to give back to their elementary schools. Each quarter, the boys and their leaders conduct a service project benefiting their school. These projects are based on the needs of the school, which may consist of grounds beautification, building improvements, teacher appreciation, clean-up before or after school events, and help during festivals/carnivals. Read More
Adopt-A-Lot Volunteers Needed
Habitat for Humanity of Omaha has been building affordable housing for low income families since 1984. With more than 100 house sites waiting for families to arrive, Habitat for Humanity of Omaha has a lot of land to care for. We're asking for your help to make sure these properties look shipshape all year long. Read More

Community Service Opportunities
The following are a few organizations or resources:

If you are a non-profit organization seeking volunteers and would like to be added to our Service Opportunities list, please 402.431.9BSA (402.431.9272).

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