What is the Good Turns Program?

The Good Turns program is an interactive way for parents to recognize their scout when they observe them doing anyone of the 12 scout law points. In order for them to be awarded they must do one of the actions on their own without there being any adult or leader as the prime mover, of the deed. For example. "John is being awarded with the Orange Chip because he saw a younger child struggling to walk up a slippery snow covered hill and helped them climb it ." This is a great example of the Scout taking his own initiative to be helpful. What I do not consider a good turn is an adult organized event outside of cub scouts where a few or a majority of scouts do something that helps and individual or the community. An example of this would be like the Ice cream social or similar, where the event wasn't thought up and planned by the scout but rather was planned by an adult or organization thereof. If a scout is at one of these other events, and displays on of these points by going above and beyond the framework of what is expected than that would be worthy of a good turn. (I.E.) After the Ice Cream social without being asked John went and helped the staff clean up the mess after everyone else had left. The goal of the good turn program is to reward and recognize a scout who takes what they've learned and put it into action on their own, as it shows that they are becoming personally responsible. 

To submit a Good Turn complete the form below with your email, your name, your scout name, your scout's rank, select the specific law point they were observed doing, and provide a brief description of what they did.  

During the next pack meeting your scout's name will be called up, and they will be recognized in front of the pack. 

They will also receive a point chip indicative of the law point the displayed the colors are as follows:

  • White - Trustworthy - "A Scout tells the truth. He keeps his promises. Honesty is part of his code of conduct. People can depend on him."
  • Blue - Loyal -  "A Scout is true to his family, Scout leaders, friends, school, and nation."
  • Orange - Helpful - "A Scout is concerned about other people. He does things willingly for others without pay or reward."
  • Green - Friendly - "A Scout is a friend to all. He is a brother to other Scouts. He seeks to understand others. He respects those with ideas and customs other than his own."
  • Pink - Courteous - "A Scout is polite to everyone regardless of age or position. He knows that using good manners makes it easier for people to get along."
  • Gray - Kind - "A Scout understands there is strength in being gentle. He treats others as he wants to be treated. He does not hurt or kill harmless things without reason."
  • Brown - Obedient - " A Scout follows the rules of his family, school, and troop. He obeys the laws of his community and country. If he thinks these rules and laws are unfair, he tries to have them changed in an orderly manner rather than disobey them."
  • Yellow - Cheerful - "A Scout looks for the bright side of things. He cheerfully does tasks that come his way. He tries to make others happy." Pink- Courteous "A Scout is polite to everyone regardless of age or position. He knows good manners make it easier for people to get along together."
  • Teal - Thrifty - "A Scout works to pay his way and to help others. He saves for unforeseen needs. He protects and conserves natural resources. He carefully uses time and property."
  • Black - Brave - "A Scout can face danger even if he is afraid. He has the courage to stand for what he thinks is right even if others laugh at or threaten him."
  • Purple - Clean - "A Scout keeps his body and mind fit and clean. He goes around with those who believe in living by these same ideals. He helps keep his home and community clean."
  • Red - Reverent - "A Scout is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties. He respects the beliefs of others"