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Why Scouting

Build an Adventure

Scouts do stuff.  They build things. Play with purpose. Make friends and work together. Set goals and achieve them.  They go places. Physically. Mentally. Spiritually. These life-changing experiences -- and the confidence they provide -- form a foundation a Scout can stand on to embrace opportunity and overcome obstacles in life.

Benefits of Scouting

Scouting provides experiences that help prepare youth for their future. Scouting helps youth develop academic skills, self-confidence, ethics, leadership skills, and citizenship skills that influence their adult lives.

Scouting fosters the spirit of discovery for future innovators and leaders by investing in new and relevant programs such as STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). These programs also provide youth with a platform to learn important life skills that help them combat major societal concerns.

Scouting provides youth with programs and activities that allow them the opportunity to :

    Try new things

    Provide service to others

    Build self-confidence

    Reinforce ethical decision making

Chartered Organizations
Community-based organizations receive national charters to use the Scouting program as a part of their own youth work. These groups, which have goals compatible with those of the BSA, include religious, educational, civic, fraternal, business, and labor organizations; governmental bodies; corporations; professional associations; and citizens' groups

Volunteer Leaders
Volunteer adult leaders serve at all levels of Scouting in approximately 305 local councils, 30 areas, and 4 regions, and nationally with volunteer executive boards and committees providing guidance. Each autonomous local council is chartered by the BSA, which provides program and training aids along the guidelines established by the national Executive Board and the national charter from Congress.

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