Service to the community is one of main ideals of scouting. In order for scouts to advance ranks, boys must dedicate time to helping others in the community or through conservation efforts. Service hours requirements for each rank can be found below.
Troop 405 is committed to helping others in the greater Durham community and beyond. Overall, we have worked with several Durham institutions, such as Keep Durham Beautiful, the Food Bank of Eastern and Central North Carolina, Urban Ministries, Easley Elementary, and TROSA as well as working with our chartered organization, Saint Matthew Catholic Church.
For a Scout to achieve the rank of Eagle, he must plan, organize, and supervise a project that benefits a school, religious organization, or the community as a whole. Anyone who would like to work with a Scout toward achieving their Eagle project requirements can contact the Scoutmaster for Troop 405 or Saint Matthew Catholic Church.
Community Serve Requirements by Rank:
Tenderfoot: 1 hour
Second Class: 2 hours
First Class: 3 hours
Star: 6 hours
Life: 6 hours (3 of which must be conservation-related)
Eagle: Plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project that benefits a school, religious organization, or the community as a whole (no set number of hours required).