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About Scouting

Scouting programs benefit boys (from first grade) and girls (from age 14) through age 20. Below are descriptions and links to the various ways we positively influence the young people in our community. Want to join Scouting in your area? Click here.

Scout Oath

On my honor I will do my best

To do my duty to God and my country

and to obey the Scout Law;

To help other people at all times;

To keep myself physically strong,

mentally awake, and morally straight.

Scout Law

A Scout is trustworthy, loyal,

helpful, friendly, courteous, kind,

obedient, cheerful, thrifty,

brave, clean, and reverent.

The Goals of Scouting

"The Scoutmaster's number one job, in plain English, is to help his Scouts run a good troop, and thus to get what they joined to get: exciting outdoor action and fun. But beyond this boy-level point of view are three adult-level aims that form the bedrock of the American Scouting movement. We call them simply the three aims of Scouting, for they represent the long-term Scouting outcomes we want for every boy who joins. They will therefore underlie everything we do."

The Scoutmaster Handbook

Scouting Programs

The Boy Scouts of America provides a number of programs for boys 5 to 20 years old and girls 14 to 20. We also have programs for disadvantaged youth or children with special needs. If you are looking for something that will give your child a positive, educational, and fulfilling experience that will last through their adulthood, then Scouting is the place to be.

Scouting History

The purpose of the Boy Scouts of America - incorporated on February 8, 1910, and chartered by Congress in 1916 - is to provide an educational program for boys and young adults to build character, to train in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and to develop personal fitness. Read more about Scouting History...

 

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2012 Annual Report

2013-2017 Long Range Plan