Boy Scouts of America Expands on Good Turn Initiative


In an effort to increase community participation in serving others, the Boy Scouts of America is introducing Good Turn for America. Good Turn for America is an initiative designed to increase collaborations between the millions of BSA members and participants and other groups and organizations to better meet community needs.

"Scouting's oath to America has always been to serve other people at all times. We take that oath very seriously and provide an average of 48 million hours of service in communities throughout the country each year," states Roy L. Williams, Chief Scout Executive. "While this is a Scouting initiative, it is meant to include everyone in the community. You don't have to be a member of Scouting to join in on many of the public service projects."

Nationally, the Boy Scouts of America, The Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, and the American Red Cross are collectively asking every American to address the food, shelter, and health needs of their community. Through the combined efforts of these organizations and other groups that provide similar service in communities around the country, families will have sufficient food to eat, homelessness can be reduced, and we will reduce the growing number of obese individuals. Through Good Turn for America, everyone can do something to make a difference in the lives of others.

Are you one who will make a difference? Get involved.