Identifying Community Needs e-Honour
Category: Spiritual, Outreach, Heritage
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1. Jesus understood the needs of his community because he went out and saw their
needs. Read Matthew 9:35-38.
2. Select an urban or suburban neighborhood, a small town or a rural region on which
to focus in the completion of the requirements for this honor.
3. Compile a file folder of information on the selected community, which could
a. A map of the area
b. A demographic profile
c. Public health statistics
d. Economic indicators
e. Housing information
f. Environment and transportation
4. With an adult sponsor, take an awareness walk of or drive around a specific part of
the selected community with the goal in mind of seeing human needs. List all of
the needs you see such as yards and public areas that could be cleaned up, litter
that could be picked up, lonely or aged people that could be helped, low-income
families with children that could be assisted, etc.
5. Ask a civic leader or community professional about the needs in the community,
the various organizations that provide services in the community, and how a
Christian youth group might make a contribution to the community. Take notes
during the interview.
Alternate Requirement: Invite a civic leader or community professional to make a
presentation to your Pathfinder Club, youth group, or church group to talk about
these topics. Takes notes during the presentation.
6. Make a presentation of at least 10 minutes to a local church committee,
community service organization, your Pathfinder Club or Unit, or a similar group.
This presentation should include a report of the information you collected and at
least 3 suggested projects that the local Adventist Community Services (in the
United States), ADRA Canada (in Canada), Youth Empowered to Serve, or
Pathfinder Club might provide which are needed in this community.
We suggest that if there are any presentation elements for the requirements you record a video of yourself and include it with your written assessment in your folder. Your director will check all your work when your club resumes. If all is present and correct, your director can then decide if you may be awarded your honour.
Finished all your requirements? Complete this form online, print off the confirmation and include in your club folder.
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