Wharton Boy Scout Troop 67

Why Scouting?

For 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.

Scoutmaster's Minute:

Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has been a well-established organization for over 100 years. The organization has its roots in England where a young, unknown scout helped a man find his way in the thick London fog. After helping, the scout refused a tip despite the man's efforts to reward the boy. That man, William Boyce, became so impressed by the values of the scouting organization that he founded the BSA soon after he returned home to America.

The same spirit and ethical values remain at the core of scouting today. The Scout Oath, The Scout Promise, The Scout Law, The Scout Motto, The Scout Slogan and The Outdoor Code reflect the scouts commitment to these values, but the true mission of the BSA is to help young men achieve their full potential in adulthood.

We share a love of the outdoors, adventure and learning. Please join us at Troop 67 and see what it means to be a scout.

- S. Redington, 

Scoutmaster, Troop 67