The Mission of the BSA is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
Scouting helps youth develop academic skills, self-confidence, ethics, leadership skills, and citizenship skills that influence their adult lives.
The Boy Scouts of America provides youth with programs and activities that allow them to:
While various activities and youth groups teach basic skills and promote teamwork, Scouting goes beyond that and encourages youth to achieve a deeper appreciation for service to others in their community.
Scouting provides youth with a sense that they are important as individuals. It is communicated to them that those in the Scouting family care about what happens to them, regardless of whether a game is won or lost.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, Scouting promotes activities that lead to personal responsibility and high self-esteem. As a result, when hard decisions have to be made, peer pressure can be resisted and the right choices can be made.
Do Your Best! That’s the Cub Scout motto. Kids are pretty amazed at what they can achieve when they try, but we knew they could do it all along. Cub Scouts is a year-round program designed to meet young children’s needs. It can be a blast no matter what grade you are in, 1st through 5th. If you like to learn by doing, this is the place. You can learn to tie knots, set up a tent, learn archery, and much more. Have you ever cooked a meal on a campfire, sent a secret code to a buddy, built a birdhouse, played ultimate frisby, or gone on a hike? You can earn rewards for doing each of these things in Cub Scouts.
Scouts BSA, one of the traditional membership divisions of the BSA, is available to children who have earned the Arrow of Light Award and are at least 10 years old or have completed the fifth grade and are at least 10 or 11 but not yet 18 years old. The program achieves the BSA’s objectives of developing character, citizenship, and personal fitness. Scouts are introduced to countless hobbies, interests, sciences, and even future career choices while working toward advancement and earning specific merit badges. The youth, who are also charged with planning activities and other events throughout the year, lead the program. By taking on these responsibilities, Scouts BSA develops and promotes teamwork while Scouts are learning to lead as well as follow.
Exploring is a unique career exploration program for young men and women ages 14-20. It allows students to learn about a wide variety of career fields and network with professionals already working in those fields. You have the opportunity for hands-on experience to help determine whether or not a particular career field is right for you. You develop valuable networking contacts with professionals in your selected career fields, and you get to know other teenagers and young adults sharing your interests and aspirations. Exploring can be the first step in identifying career possibilities while having fun in an exciting and informal environment.
Venturing is an inclusive program for young men and women ages 14-21 (or 13 years old and completed the eighth grade). The Venturing Program emphasizes adventure, leadership, personal growth, and service. You’ll acquire life skills and experiences that will prove valuable regardless of where your future takes you, all while having a blast! Challenge yourself through a program that is fun and full of adventure. Gain specialized skills in the area of your crew’s choice and give back to your community through meaningful service initiatives. Be recognized for your accomplishments through awards and discover and grow in a supportive, caring, and fun environment!
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