Scouts BSA Program

Troop 7054 Scouts at STEM Camporee at Hoyt (May 2019)  (October 2011)

Almost everyone has seen Scouts BSA (known as "Boy Scouts" until February 2019) in action at some point, possibly marching in a local parade or helping to run a community event. For over a century, the Boy Scouts of America has been developing and enhancing its progams into an unmatched resource for our youth.

Scouts BSA is a youth program with the mission 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.

The aims of the Scouting program are to promote character development, citizenship training and mental and physical fitness.

Advancement through a series of ranks provides a series of surmountable obstacles to aid in building self-confidence. Each Scout is encouraged to attain the highest rank, Eagle Scout.

Merit badges provide Scouts with the opportunity to learn about potential careers and to try all sorts of hobbies and skills. Some specific merit badges are required to earn the ranks, while others can be selected from over 120 available topics.

In troop meetings, the Scouts prepare for upcoming outdoor events and work on advancement.

We go on overnight camping trips throughout the year. Backpacking trips provide each Scout with the adventure of living off what he or she carries. One trip is Scouts BSA Summer Camp. Other outdoor events teach and promote Scouting skills. Typically, most of these overnights are spent in tents.

Our leaders employ the eight methods of Scouting:

  1. The ideals
  2. The patrol method
  3. The outdoors
  4. Advancement
  5. Association with adults
  6. Personal growth
  7. Leadership development
  8. The uniform


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J. Froimson

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