The BSA’s mission is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by helping them develop the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
A key element of the Scouting program is an emphasis on building caring, nurturing relationships between children and their parents, adult leaders, and friends. Scouting also aims to build a strong moral value system within its members.
We strive to help our Scouts develop strong character, become good citizens and members of our community while developing new interests and skills.
But that doesn't mean we don't have fun!!!
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.
A Scout is:
Trustworthy, loyal, helpful,
friendly, courteous, kind
obedient, cheerful, thrifty
Lessons learned in the outdoors help to develop a life-long respect for the environment. We often host special events such as banquets, Pinewood Derby races, and community service projects. All of the fun family activities are part of a curriculum designed to help a Cub Scout become their best future selves!
All of our registered, fully trained adult leaders are dedicated volunteers who are committed to providing a safe, educational, and meaningful Scouting experience in our Pack. Many of our adult volunteers have extensive Scouting experience of their own.
Our adult volunteers receive training in their position, Youth Protection Training, Basic Adult Leadership Outdoor Orientation as well as several other training courses that are available. In an effort to ensure your child's safety, all of our adult Scouters undergo routine background checks.
Look at the Square Knots on their uniforms to learn what awards they earned during their time as a Scout, and many of the awards today's Scouts earn can be worn on their uniforms years from now when they're Den Leaders and Cubmasters.
DID YOU KNOW?
Since 1910, countless Scouts have become President of the United States, famous filmmakers, civil rights leaders, professional musicians, actors...in fact, 20 of the 24 men who flew on missions to the moon were Scouts, as were 11 of the 12 men who walked on the surface of the moon!
Scouts you may have heard of:
Neil Armstrong (Eagle Scout, 1947)
Willie Banks (Eagle Scout, 1971)
Bill Bradley (Eagle Scout, 1957)
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Zach Galifinakis (Eagle Scout, 1986)
David Lynch (Eagle Scout, 1962)
Mike Rowe (Eagle Scout, 1979)
Steven Spielberg (Eagle Scout, 1961)
George W. Bush
John F. Kennedy
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