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.