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Good Turn Log

Our Scout Promise reminds us to do a good turn every day. Consider keeping track of all of the good turns that you do over the course of a year, or work as a team to do one big good turn that impacts your whole community. Whatever you decide, log your good turns in a creative way that you can share with your family or friends.

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  • Think about the kind of log you will compose before planning your good turns. (It’s hard to make a photographic or video log after the fact!)
  • What skills do you have that could be used for good turns?
  • What gear do you need for your good turns?
  • What details will you include? How will you measure your good turn?


  • Compose your log. This can be a collaborative or an independent activity—but ask for help if you need it. You’ll probably find that everyone has more fun contributing to the log if your Patrol works together
  • Your log can take any number of forms: take selfies while doing good turns, write about what you’ve done, make a cool video… You could even write songs or draw pictures. The only limit is your imagination!


  • What do you know now that you did not know before?
  • How did your project perform against the measures you set?
  • How did the team get along?
  • What would you do differently in the future?
  • Remember to submit your activities on our Scouts for Sustainability Take Action Map

Keep it Simple

  • Rather than logging your good turns as a group, keep a personal journal of the good turns that you have done for others. At the end of the Scouting year, take a look at the good turns you’ve done throughout the year. How does it feel to have done so many good turns?

Take it Further

  • Create a good turn plan! Include good turns in your cycle or yearly planning. Include a good turn per month or cycle – what kind of good turns will your Section do throughout the year?