A Scout is Kind

The Orange County Council, BSA is joining kindness forces with the Girl Scouts of Orange County and the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) to participate in “One Billion Acts of Kindness.”  This special initiative, launched by OCDE Superintendent, Dr. Al Mijares, has the potential to be a serious game changer for our children and the entire county. We are asking every Scout and Scout leader to commit to one act of kindness every day in November in an effort to establish a trend that will last the entire school year.  If all 50,000 Girl Scout and Boy Scout members do just one act of kindness each day for 30 days in November, we will log 1.5 million acts of kindness!  That’s a game changer!

It’s as easy as doing one act of kindness and then logging it on the 1BAK website: kindness1billion.org. As all Scouts know, “A Scout is Kind” is the sixth point of the Scout Law, so we believe our Scouts and leaders already pro-actively live out this virtue. All we need to do now is log it and make it contagious. Imagine the impact in our communities as our Scouts lead the way in kindness, on their school campuses, in their neighborhoods, on the ball fields and encouraging other friends to join in.

Show Us Your Stuff!
Let us know how you are doing with your kindness campaign! Share the great acts of kindness happening in our Scouting community at www.ocbsa.org/stories.

Need some ideas? Take a look at some of the resources available to help you on your kindness journey.

Kindness Flyer Scoutmaster Minute Conservation Project Ideas Scouting for Food What is Bullying?
Patch Artwork Good Turn Ideas Conservation Good Turn Application Scouting for Food Sign Up Bullying Prevention



Each participant in your kindness campaign is eligible to receive this exclusive “One Billion Acts of Kindness” patch. Patches will be available for purchase in the Scout Shop.