Boy Scouts of America Welcomes Girls To Scouting! We Call it Family Scouting.
We are thrilled to bring the benefits of Scouting to more kids than ever before–girls can now join Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA.
CUB SCOUT PROGRAM
Beginning June 11, 2018, the Cub Scout program, ages 5-10/grades K-5, opened to boys and girls. By welcoming both girls and boys into the program, even more youth have access to the character development and values-based leadership that Scouting promises and be better prepared for future success. See what we offer for Cub Scouts by clicking the menu at the left.
SCOUTS BSA PROGRAM
Beginning Feb 1, 2019 the Boy Scout program, ages 11-18, changed its name to SCOUTS BSA, and is now open to boys and girls. Just as before, these Scouts will earn merit badges, go camping and work toward the Eagle Scout Award. See what we offer for Scouts BSA by clicking the menu at the left.
How will having girls in Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA change the Scouting experience? Watch and find out!
What is Family Scouting?
Family Scouting means Scouting is open to the whole family: boys and girls!
What is Scouting?
Scouting is a year-round program uniquely designed to meet the needs of young people and their families. The program offers fun and challenging activities that promote character development and physical fitness. Family involvement is an essential part of the program, and parents are encouraged to play an active role in making the most of the short time they have to impact the lives of their children. Scouting is designed to be experienced outdoors. Hiking, camping, mountain biking, skateboarding, BMX, mountain climbing, kayaking, whitewater rafting–these are just some of a Scout’s outdoor experiences.
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is 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.
Do a Good Turn Daily
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.
A Scout is:
- TRUSTWORTHY. Tell the truth and keep promises. People can depend on you.
- LOYAL. Show that you care about your family, friends, Scout leaders, school, and country.
- HELPFUL. Volunteer to help others without expecting a reward.
- FRIENDLY. Be a friend to everyone, even people who are very different from you.
- COURTEOUS. Be polite to everyone and always use good manners.
- KIND. Treat others as you want to be treated. Never harm or kill any living thing without good reason.
- OBEDIENT. Follow the rules of your family, school, and pack. Obey the laws of your community and country.
- CHEERFUL. Look for the bright side of life. Cheerfully do tasks that come your way. Try to help others be happy.
- THRIFTY. Work to pay your own way. Try not to be wasteful. Use time, food, supplies, and natural resources wisely.
- BRAVE. Face difficult situations even when you feel afraid. Do what you think is right despite what others might be doing or saying.
- CLEAN. Keep your body and mind fit. Help keep your home and community clean.
- REVERENT. Be reverent toward God. Be faithful in your religious duties. Respect the beliefs of others.
As an American, I will do my best to – Be clean in my outdoor manners. Be careful with fire. Be considerate in the outdoors. Be conservation minded.
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