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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.

To report information about a service project in which your unit/group participated, visit the Service Hours Reporting Website at servicehours.scouting.orgExternal Link. The link is also in the bottom right of the front page of the Buckeye Council website.


Recording Service Hours

You will need your unit ID (five to 11 digits) and your unit number (four digits, no letters). You can get this information by calling your council service center.

Go to the website at servicehours.scouting.orgExternal Link. Or Click on Report Service Hours on the right-hand side

First-Time Users

Select “Click Here” to register. Complete your information and create a user name and password. The user name must be unique (you may have to try again). Your e-mail address will be used only if you forget your password.

Returning Users

Enter your user name and password, then click “Login.” Select an option.

View All Previously Recorded Projects

To select the project you want to view or edit, click on the project name. To edit the project, click on the field, type in the correct information, and press “Update.” To print a certificate, press “Print Certificate. 

Report a Service Project

Select one service project type that best describes your project. Input the data requested:

·      Date of the project

·      Number of registered Scouts participating

·      Number of non-Scouts (brothers, sisters, friends)

·      Number of adult leaders participating

·      Number of other adults participating

·      Total hours worked (number of people times the length of time they worked)

·      Organizations that joined you on the project

·      Who or what organization benefited from the project

·      Number of items collected (if applicable)


Eagle Service Project

In Addition to the above information when entering an Eagle Scout service project you will also need the following:

·      Applicant’s full name

·      Applicant’s member ID number

·      Project title

·      Total cost to complete project

·      Brief description of project

Click on “Submit.” When you submit your information, you will be asked whether you have any additional projects to record. To print a certificate, press “Print Certificate.”

Having additional difficulties?  Use the Service Hours Recording Worksheet below to write down your unit's service hours manually.  Then contact your Unit Commissioner to help you enter them into the online system.

Recording Service Hours How-To  ||  Service Hours Recording Worksheet

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