Scout Week, sometimes referred to as Scouting Anniversary Week, is a week celebrating the founding of the Boy Scouts of America. Scout Week begins on Scout Sunday (the Sunday on or preceding February 8th) and ends on Scout Sabbath (the Saturday following February 8th).
Ideas for Scout Week
- Talk to your local mayor or city council. Ask them to proclaim that Scouting Anniversary Week be celebrated in your hometown.
- Conduct a service project for your chartered organization as a way of thanking them for their support of Scouting.
- Hold a special flag-raising ceremony at a high-profile location in the community, or make a special presentation to the local school board, mayor, or city council.
- Have dens create birthday cards or handicraft items to display in store windows, school trophy cases, etc.
- Make public appearances at worship services, service club programs, chartered organization events, city council meetings, parades, etc.
- Conduct unit family events, including Blue and Gold banquets, Courts of Honor, parents' nights and alumni recognitions.
- Plant a tree in honor of the occasion. Start a tradition and plant a new tree each year.
- Invite your local newspaper to cover your event, or take photos and submit them.
- Write a Letter to the Editor highlighting the anniversary and the value of Scouting in your community.
- Conduct a special service project during Scouting Anniversary Week to demonstrate both pride in America and pride in community. Focus on areas of hunger, homelessness, and healthy living and your project qualifies as a Good Turn for America project for which your Scouts can qualify for a Good Turn for America patch (at Scout Shops).
- Use this opportunity for packs and troops to work together. This will also provide Webelos Scouts with the opportunity to work with the troop they will be moving into.
- Work with local radio and television stations to create a Scouting public service announcement.
- Hold an Eagle Scout banquet and invite Eagle Scout in your community to reconnect with Scoutin.