Have you done your Good Turn today?
Let me introduce you to a high tech way of doing a very old and traditional Scouting practice. Doing a Good turn has always been a part of Scouting, in fact is was a Good turn that brought Scouting to America. We all know the story of the unknown Scout in the London fog that met William D. Boyce giving him directions and refusing a tip. Well if that unknown Scout had an iPhone, not only would he have given directions, but he would have shown a map, called BP and informed him of the visitor, and maybe even used it as a flashlight to assist in getting through the fog.
So here is the Good turn app for Scouts and Scouters in the 21st century! GOOD TURN, by Stephen Houser.
The Good Turn iPhone application is a simple yet hi-tech replacement for the age-old good turn coin carried by many boy scouts to remind them to “Do a good turn daily.” It is quick and easy to use; just swipe or double-tap to flip the coin on the screen each day when your good turn has been done. The application shows you have done your good turn for the day, and records the date, time, and location for later reference.
To encourage you to do your good turn each day, the history feature keeps track of your good turns. Each turn can later be recalled. With Location Services (GPS) capable devices your location can also be recorded and displayed on a map and shared with others.
Your good turns can be sent to the Good Turn Website where anyone on the Internet can see that a good turn has been done, including the date, time, and location. You can also see these good turns directly from the application on your phone, overlaid on an interactive world map.
So check out the Good Turn site and iPhone App.. I have it on my phone already, its a great reminder to Do my Good Turn daily!
Have a Great Scouting Day!