Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge Opportunity

Hello Troop 648

Mr. Clapp has offered up a Citizenship in the Community merit badge opportunity. The merit badge is primarily ‘self-guided’ in that the Scout will do most of the work on his own, while checking in at various times with Mr. Clapp as he completes requirements. Mr. Clapp will be at this Tuesday’s, October 13th Scout meeting to speak to any Scout interested in working on this Eagle required merit badge.

One of the more challenging (though rewarding!) requirements of the merit badge is that the Scout must complete eight hours of community service. I know for a few Scouts that there is no school tomorrow and for some, next week is fall break. Kelly Hart was presented with an opportunity over the weekend for any interested Scout to provide assistance to an organization, Be Kind People Project. The Be Kind group is working with the Governor’s office on a significant initiative with school aged children (see their Mission below). The opportunity is tomorrow, Monday October 12, from Noon – 4:00pm. The Scouts will be helping with some of the marketing and PR tasks and will be working inside. The office is in the area of 32nd Street and Camelback. Kelly has offered to be the parent required to stay for the full four hours. Scout should be in Class B uniform.

Sorry for the late notice, but if your Scout is interested in this community service opportunity for his Citizenship in the Community merit badge, please contact me today. You can reach me at (602) 793-1058 or [email protected].

Thanks and have a great Sunday!

Scoutmaster T648


The Be Kind People Project Mission:

The mission of The Be Kind People Project is to initiate positive social change in schools, to improve the learning environment for enhanced student achievement, to significantly ameliorate unwanted behavior issues-often manifested or interpreted as bullying, and to provide a comprehensive and culturally relevant framework for responsible and enduring youth development.

Because meaningful character education is an essential pillar of effective social, emotional, and academic learning, The Be Kind People Project equips students with tools that help them understand, link, and apply strong personal character values with academic achievement, teacher appreciation, civic responsibility, creative expression, and exercise. Students are provided with an experience-based learning approach that directs the development of solutions and skills so they will understand what TO do instead of what NOT to do and learn how to form healthy and responsible relationships, to accept accountability for decisions, words, and actions, and to form respectful and considerate interaction and communication with other people.