Some Common Questions

What is the Mission of Boy Scouts?

...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.


What Do Scouts Do?

Some of the best things about Scouting are the activities the boys (and sometimes you) get to do: camping, hiking, racing model cars, going on field trips, or doing projects that help our community and the people who live here. Scouting means "doing." All our activities are designed to have the boys doing something and by "doing" they learn some very valuable life lessons.

Do the Parents Have a Role?

Yes. As a program for the entire family, Scouting can teach your boy a wholesome system of values and beliefs while building and strengthening relationships among family members. Scouting gives you a pretty neat platform to equip your son. We provide other mentors to help your son grow but you are also an important part of his development in scouting.  Your role decreases as your son gets older. 

But your role in the troop can be passive.  We don't expect a parent to leap right in.  But, be warned, Scouting might touch you as it touches your son and you might eventually get 'the fever' that many of our leaders got from Scouting.  But you are encouraged to go at your own pace.

How Old (or young) Can a Boy be to Join?

Boy Scouting is for boys in the sixth through XXX grades, or 11 to XX years of age. Boys who are older, or who have completed the XXX grade, can no longer join Boy Scouting, but they may be eligible to join the Venturing Crew 194 program. All three Scouting programs have connected leadership and all three are chartered under the 194 umbrella. 

How do our Scouts Achieve Their Goals?

Activities are used to achieve the aims of Scouting—citizenship training, character development, and personal fitness. Many of the activities happen in the patrol or with the entire troop. Our Scouts always have plenty of outdoor and indoor activities to help them achieve goals.

What Supplies and Equipment are Needed?



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