Community Service Project

  • Should have at least 72 man hours done by a Patrol of a maximum of 8 Scouts. This 72 man hours may include about one hour spent on having lunch refreshments etc.

  • The Project proposal should have the prior approval of the District Commissioner or an A.D.C. nominated by him,  The planning, execution etc. should take about one month

  • Should submit a report to the District Commissioner/his nominee. The report to include permission letters, photographs, evaluations, accounts etc.

  • It is good if the project is done with a provincial organization or any other organization.

  • or Complete requirements for the “Messengers of Peace” under the Better World Framework Proficiency Badges as an alternative pathway By completing the ‘Messengers of Peace’ proficiency badge requirements, a Senior Scout can complete the requirement No 12 of the President’s Scout Award and has the opportunity to win an internationally recognized ‘Messengers of Peace’ ring badge (the relevant syllabus can be found in the Proficiency Badge Syllabus Book and Better World Framework Proficiency Badge Handbook).

Suggested Projects

  1. Cleaning or repairing a village well or pond

  2. Cleaning a public cemetery

  3. Repairing public facilities such as public water taps

  4. Repair done to a public play ground or an orphanage.

  5. Cleaning and painting a ward in a hospital/ Home for the elders/ orphanage

  6. Provide clean drinking water to places where pilgrims go

  7. Support a project such as dengue eradication, done by a Government Department or any other organization.

  8. Organize health clinics etc. in schools that do not have much facilities.

  9. Organize eye clinics, donation of spectacles, etc. with the help of other Organizations.

  10. Organize a project to educate students / adults on health habits

  11. Blood donation campaigns.

  12. Organize distribution of dry rations etc, at refugee camps etc.

  13. Repair roads, that has been neglected by other organizations.

  14. Organize public sanitation projects.

  15. Making roads or repairing them.

  16. Organize libraries in schools which does not have such facilities.

  17. Repairing/ painting sections of churches/temples etc.

  18. Constructing a home for a poor family or a poor person.

  19. Project to help weak students

  20. Organizing a camp fire or a party for the inmates of a home for the elders/orphanage etc.

It is also possible to select projects other than what is given above depending on the locality and the skills and the abilities of the Scout. But the selected project, as a proposal must be approved by the District Commissioner or his nominee prior to starting the work on the project. It should also be one, that would help at least some section of the community at large, and not a project in your home etc. Planning the project must start at least one month prior to the actual physical work involved. It is important that at least three photographs, one to show the situation prior to the project ,one to show work in progress and one to show the situation after the project was done to be include in the final report. At the end of the project, a report including the under mentioned must be submitted.

Project Proposal Format

  1. Name of the applicant address and the Scout Group Project

  2. Theme (the name or what the project is about)

  3. Introduction

  4. Time to be taken for the project and the dates

  5. Project objectives

  6. Permission for the project( Departmental heads/ Grama Niladari/ Manager etc)

  7. Copies of letters sent and received

  8. Required tools list

  9. Required human resources and how you propose to get them

  10. Budget

  11. How you propose to raise the funds

  12. How you propose to get the other resources

  13. Food and refreshments etc.

  14. Other organizations that would get involved

  15. A brief report of on how you would carry out the project

  16. Gantt chart

  17. District Commissioner/his nominee approval

Sample Approved Project Proposals with Time

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