Commercials flood Youtube and Hulu. Stores push black Friday events. Kids and teens get tons of presents. It’s sometimes hard to remind your kid what the holidays are all about–love, friendship, faith, and kindness. 

Why not use the time off and the spirit of the season to encourage your Scout to work on or complete his Eagle Scout project?

“Christmas and the holidays are the season of giving. It’s a time when people are more kind and open-hearted,” said Gisele Bundchen.

Last year, we posted five ideas for Eagle Scout projects involving the holidays. Here are five more Eagle Scout projects for the season:

1-Host a Thanksgiving turkey dinner event for a group in need.

We all love Thanksgiving dinner, but what if we couldn’t have it? Consider planning a large event in conjunction with an organization for the homeless or with a nursing home. After all, we all deserve a little turkey and pumpkin pie in our lives.

2-Lead in making Christmas presents for children at a hospital.

Holidays are the bomb for kids! However, it’s hard when you are sick. Lead a group in making blankets or stuffed animals for children in a hospital. Alternatively, you might collect donations for the children.

3-Construct a life-size Nativity scene at a local church. 

For the carpenter-lovers out there, why not recognize the greatest carpenter of all? Help a local church organization construct a large nativity scene for locals to enjoy this season and in seasons to come. You might also help your church congregation put on the nativity pageant for a group in need. 

4-Supply coats through cold weather. 

Late fall and winter are freezing times. Eagle Scout Nicholas Hobb started his own nonprofit to collect coats. You may not end up forming your own organization, but you can collect coats for those who need one. 

5-Prepare and distribute holiday cards to those without families.

Thanksgiving. Christmas. Hannukah. Kwanzaa. New Years. Many people enjoy this time with family during the holidays. But, for those who don’t have family or whose families are far away, the holidays can be depressing. Suggested by Bryan on Scouting, you can gather together a group to make cards. 

 

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Michelle Carpenter

is a reporter for the Voice of Scouting and a marketing associate for The Utah National Parks Council. Her father, husband, and brother are all Eagle Scouts, so she firmly believes some of the best men did Scouting.

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