Summer of Service

Join Scouts Nationwide to help all corners of our communities!

As we have throughout our history, Scouting families have answered the call to work together in service of the greater good. From public health drives…to caring for the environment…to assisting neighbors in need…Scouts have always been a force for positivity and goodness in our communities.

The Summer of Service is a broad initiative for individuals, families, units, districts and councils to participate, share, and report the amazing impact of serving the community.

Follow along with SVMBC as we announce local partnerships and ways you or your unit can participate. Opportunities will be listed on this page, on our Facebook page, and in Scouter Weekly.

Take a moment and report what service project you completed.
This information is used to communicate the broad impact of Scouting service in our community.

A Scout is Kind - This month's Theme is to Help Neighbors in Need.

  • Supporting local celebrations for July 4th
  • Do a chore for someone who cannot easily do it themselves: mow a lawn, rake leaves, fix a mailbox, etc.
  • Following COVID guidelines in your area, check in on an elderly neighbor
  • Collect school supplies and backpacks and donate them to your local school
  • Collect unused makeup to donate to domestic violence shelters in your area
  • Organize a neighborhood food drive to benefit a local food bank
  • Donate a portion or your weekly allowance to a homeless shelter
  • Help your place of worship organize a resume-writing workshop
  • Donate face coverings and hand sanitizer to homeless shelters in your area
  • Organize a neighborhood pet food drive to donate to your local animal shelter
  • Volunteer with a civic organization to help clean up after a summer storm
  • Land Stewards - Fence Removal Project at Laguna Seca on July 10th
  • Land Stewards Clean up at Laguna Seca on July 17th
  • Looking for suggestions

To share a service opportunity or to ask any questions – contact Ian McFadyen, Council Service Chair or Ken Schott, Staff Advisor.

Is your unit doing a service activity? Share with a post on social media and include hashtags #summerofservice #svmbc. 

We also have Yard Signs for Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA that units can use while working. Please contact us at 408-638-8300 to get yours today!

We would love to showcase your activity! Send your photos to

National Site: Check out more about Summer of Service at

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