Take action projects vs. Community Service projects
So, what is the difference between a "Take Action project" and a "Community Service Project?" Community Service provides just that, a service. It fills an immediate need; donations to a food bank, animal shelter, or homeless shelter. A Take Action Project looks at the root of the problem and comes up with a project that will continue to address the situation even after the project is done.
Your troop can contact any business or non-profit and ask to do service. We've put a few ideas here to get you started.