The Community Service Award is one of the Proficiency Awards that a Rover can earn. The requirements are as follows:
- Prepare and give a talk to a group of Scouts or other young people on the subject of service to the community.
- Participate in a local community project of your own choice for a period of six months (or longer if desired).
Note: You can select from a myriad of projects, such as:
- extra lessons for school children;
- repair and/or maintenance of school buildings, clinics etc;
- conservation work such as reclaiming dongas, repairing fences, planting trees;
- construction of civil improvements in the village such as water drains, latrines, etc;
- acting as a secretary/treasurer/committee member of a local community project/students’ society/club/Students’ Christian Association etc;
- helping in an adult literacy/numeracy project;
- helping to run a youth group;
- working with handicapped people;
- helping the local church or religious group;
- assisting at a tuberculosis settlement;
- assisting the blood transfusion service;
- voluntary first aid work;
- Fire Brigade duties; etc, etc.