Troop 783 policy for service hours is as follows:
- The Service & Participation Chairperson for Troop 783 is responsible for keeping track of each Scout's community service hours.
- Community service hours are defined as time that benefits a charitable or non-profit group or organization.
- If a Scout participates in another Scout's Eagle Project or other such Scout related community service project, the hours are easily recorded by the Chairperson as long as a participation sheet is submitted.
- Scouts wishing to receive credit for community service time volunteered at organizations other than Scouts (i.e. church, school, YMCA, etc.) should submit written verification signed by an adult responsible for the activity.
- Time spent completing service for a group that is solely a service oriented organization cannot be credited as service hours for Troop 783, as it would be considered double counting. As an example, service time on behalf of groups such as the High School Key Club, school ambassador programs, Los Compadres or Los Hermanos will not be counted as service hours on behalf of Troop 783.
- The Service & Participation Chairperson keeps track of these hours for Troop purposes only. Every Scout should keep track of their hours on an individual basis for uses other than scouts.
There are quite a number of service hours opportunities available to troop members. Among them are: