A youth development program
building good character in youth by teaching citizenship, personal fitness and leadership. The 100 year old Scouting program
is much more than camping and outdoor activities. Scouting teaches boys outdoor skills, challenging themselves, achieving goals and leadership. The BSA Mission Statement:
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America 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.Programs for Youth include:
Cub Scouts for 1st - 5th grade boys
- with projects, games, outdoor fun and family activities. Boy Scouts for 6th 8th grade boys
- teaches outdoor camping skills, leadership and career skills. Venturing for 14-20 year old young men and women
- features high adventure outdoor sports.
Exploring for 14-20 year old young men and women
- features career clubs.
Values Taught in the BSA Program:Scout Motto:
Do a Good Turn DailyScout Law:
A Scout is...
trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly,
courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful,
thrifty, brave, clean and reverent.
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.
Merit Badges can be earned in 14 categories:
Animal Science, Farm Mechanics, Plant Science
ARTS AND CRAFTS
Art, Basketry, Bugling, Leather work, Metalwork, Music, Pottery, Sculpture, Theater, Wood Carving
BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY
American Business, Entrepreneurship, Pulp and Paper, Salesmanship, Textile
Environmental Science, Fish and Wildlife Management, Forestry, Soil and water Conservation
Backpacking, Camping, Coin Collecting, Collections, Cooking, Dog Care, Gardening, Hiking, Home Repairs, Indian Lore, Model Design and Building, Pets, Pioneering, Radio, Rowing, Stamp Collecting
Archaeology, Astronomy, Bird Study, Geology, Insect Study, Mammal Study, Nature, Oceanography, Reptile and Amphibian Study, Weather
Cinematography, Journalism, Photography
American Cultures, American Heritage, Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation, Citizenship in the World, Communications, Disabilities Awareness, Family Life, Genealogy, Personal Fitness, Personal Management, Public Speaking, Reading, Scholarship, Traffic Safety, Wilderness Survival
Chemistry, Computers, Electricity, Electronics, Energy, Nuclear Science, Space Exploration
Architecture, Dentistry, Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Law, Medicine, Surveying, Veterinary Medicine
Crime Prevention, Emergency Preparedness, Fingerprinting, Fire Safety, First Aid, Lifesaving, Public Health, Safety
Archery, Athletics, Canoeing, Climbing, Cycling, Fishing, Fly Fishing, Golf, Horsemanship, Motor Boating, Orienteering, Rifle Shooting, Shotgun Shooting, Skating, Small Boat Sailing, Snow Sports, Swimming, Water skiing, Whitewater
American Labor, Auto Mechanics, Composite Materials, Drafting, Graphic Arts, Painting, Plumbing, Woodwork
Aviation, Railroading, Truck Transportation