The 12 Days of a Scout Christmas has become one of our favorite traditions on the Voice of Scouting, and we hope you will visit every day, beginning Friday, Dec 14, to find inspiring Christmas messages based on doing a good turn daily. On the tenth day of Christmas, we would like to share with you ways you can do a good turn by helping others and performing anonymous acts of service.

The Tenth Day of Christmas

On the tenth day of Christmas, you can reach out and help others with a simple act of service. Acts of service build character that teaches Scouts how to help others. These acts of service can make someone smile or even make someone’s day. They can be small, but the idea of someone else caring about another is all that matters. There are many ways to perform acts of service, but if you’re struggling to come up with ideas, here are some.

 

Pay it Forward

Paying it forward doesn’t necessarily mean you have to pay. There are ways to help others that doesn’t include buying a persons meal or coffee in the drive through. You can help someone carry their groceries or give a random person a compliment. The main point is not to chose inaction when you see others may need your help. Others will see your act of random kindness, and they too will begin to help others. Action is powerful so decide today to do a deed for someone without expecting any sort of recognition.  

Click here for other reasons why to pay it forward.

Pick up Trash 

There is a lot of littering and trash strewn about in certain places. Be the one who decides to pick up the wrapper or can that you see on the side of the street. You’re doing an act of service to your community by keeping the streets and parks clean. This also helps ensure that animals don’t end up ingesting the trash. We want our community to be a safe and clean place for all so pick up both yours and others trash to keep it that way.

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others,” said Mahatma Gandhi.

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is a Westminster College graduate who majored in communication and minored in environmental studies. She is currently a Marketing Associate at the Utah National Parks Council. She loves to travel and get outside as often as she can. Growing up overseas on military bases she fulfilled her desires to travel to many different countries. After high school, she returned stateside to pursue her passion for the environment and acquire her Bachelor's degree.

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