The following guidline will help you in planning and accomplishing your project for you Chief's Scout Award.

The Requirement
Propose, plan and execute a Community Leadership Project of your choosing. You may work with another organization such as Rotary or CLOCA, but you must demonstrate leadership in your project by making key decsisons in selecting a project, submitting a proposal, getting proper approval, obtaining financing, obtaining other volunteers if needed, executing your project and following up with a summary.

Part A - What to do
-Choose a project you will be proud of for the rest of your life.

-Do a project that really stretches you.

-Start documenting from day one.

-Keep a log of the hours you put into your search for a project.

-Keep a log of notes regarding your search.

-Choose a project that involves more than only routine labour normally done by volunteers.


Part B - Selecting a Project
The hardest part of your Project is getting started because you are not sure what is expected. You may discuss your idea's with your Troop Scouter as you begin if you need help, but remember, it is you that is expected to do the research required in completing the project. The project will take some time and effort to complete, possibly 2 to 6 months.

Project ideas can be found in many places; in the newspaper, at your church, at your school or from community organizations. As you look around for ideas, write down several which interest you.

You may choose to build something, do service for someone, present a program to a group or correct a problem area for the benefit of an organization.

Project ideas;
-Landscape grounds, including shrubs, ground cover and edging.
-Build a footbridge on public property.
-Paint a mural -Repair a facility, including painting, woodwork, etc.
-Collect Eyeglasses for Developing Nations.

Part C - Initial Project Write Up
After selecting a project you would like to complete you must submit a plan.

Include;
-A brief description of the project. This should not include any details, those will come later. Address this section as though you were telling a friend what you were going to do. Think of this as a summary of the overall project. All of the details will be covered later.

-Who will benefit;Name the group or organization who will benefit from your project and how your project will benefit them.

-Describe the current condition or situation that you are going to change. This is a good place to include pictures, either photos or drawings of the project area.

-List material items, if any you will need.

Part D - Project Approval
The project idea must be approved by your Troop Scouter. It may be a good idea to get the verbal approval from your Troop Scouter that your project will qualify as a valid project without spending too much time writing up the detailed plan.

Part E - Working the Project
Now that the hard part is over; you can begin the fun part - work the project! Take lots of notes and photos of the stages along the way that you will use in your final report.

Part F - Project Documenting
While the project is underway, keep information you will need for your final report like:

-Diagrams, charts and drawings
-Time Logs - list the people that worked on yur project, when and how long they worked.
-Tools and Equipment
-Expenses, Money received
-Photographs (take lots of photos!)

Part G - Project Final Report
After the actual work on the project is completed, you are ready for the last phase of your project - the final report. This is the section where you desribe what actually happned. Review what was done and see what lessons were learned as well as providing a record.

Discuss if you had all the materials you needed or if you had alot left over. Summarize the actual costs, tools used or anything of interest.

Part H - Submit Report
Sign the last sheet of your report and submit to your Troop Scouter