Why You Should Join Scouting

For over 100 years, Scouting programs have instilled in youth the values found in the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Today, these values are just as relevant in helping youth grow to their full potential as they were in 1910. 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

  • Try new things.
  • Provide service to others.
  • Build self-confidence.
  • Reinforce ethical standards.

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.

Report to the Nation Recap: Days 1 and 2

 D.C. is covered in snow but that’s not stopping the Report to the Nation delegates from representing the Scouting movement and touring the nation’s capital as they prepare to deliver … Continue reading Report to the Nation Recap: Days 1 and 2


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BSA Speeding Down the NASCAR Speedway

Engines revving, crowds roaring and long stretches of Daytona speedway awaiting the squealing tires of race cars speeding to the finish line – this is where you can find the BSA this … Continue reading BSA Speeding Down the NASCAR Speedway


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4 Examples of Scouts with Autism Thriving

Scouts with autism are demonstrating that being on the autism spectrum doesn’t hold them back from serving their communities. Here’s four standout examples of how: Last month we shared the story … Continue reading 4 Examples of Scouts with Autism Thriving