Who can be a Boy Scout?
Boys who are 11-17 years of age, or have earned the Cub Scouting Arrow of Light award and are at least 10 years old, or have completed the fifth grade and are at least 10 years old are eligible.
Boy Scout Oath
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.
Boy Scout Law
A Scout is:
Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful,
Friendly, Courteous, Kind,
Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty,
Brave, Clean, Reverent
Through the advancement program, a Scout progresses in rank, gaining additional knowledge and responsibilities. The Eagle Scout rank is the pinnacle of a Scout's achievements. This high honor prepares a Scout to be the best that he can be.
Through the “Boy Lead” concept, boys become part of a Patrol within the Troop. Under general counsel of an adult Scoutmaster, boys learn leadership, negotiation, cooperation, and team building skills.
Being involved in Scouting for even a few years has a positive influence on the choices youth make and the confidence they gain.
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