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Why Join Scouting?

Education!!!               Leadership Skills!!!

Values!!!                    Scouting Is Fun!!


Why Join Scouting?   (return to top)

        Scouting reinforces the skills and values we want our sons to learn while at the same time, they're having fun.


Education!!!   (return to top)

        Scouting is designed to promote socially acceptable behavior while arming our young men with the skills and knowledge they need to make wise decisions. Scouts, families and communities are helped through education provided by Scouting on:

            fighting child abuse and substance abuse

            environmental stewardship

            physical and mental health

            setting and achieving goals


            helping others in need.


Leadership Skills!!!   (return to top)

        Scouting teaches our young men the skills that help prepare them for a lifetime of ethical leadership. Scouting alumni make up:

        For Every 100 Scouts!!!

            What happens to a Scout? For every 100 boys who join Scouting, records indicate that

            RARELY will one be brought before the juvenile court system

                2 will become Eagle Scouts

                17 will become future Scout volunteers

                12 will have their first contact with a church

                1 will enter the clergy

                5 will earn their church award

                18 will develop a hobby that will last through their adult life

                8 will enter a vocation that was learned through the merit badge system

                1 will use his Scouting skills to save his own life

                1 will use his Scouting skills to save the life of another person

            Scouting's alumni record is equally impressive. A recent nation-wide survey of high schools revealed the following information:

                85% of student council presidents were Scouts

                89% of senior class presidents were Scouts

                80% of junior class presidents were Scouts

                75% of school publication editors were Scouts

                71% of football captains were Scouts

            Scouts also account for:

                64% of Air Force Academy graduates

                68% of West Point graduates

                70% of Annapolis graduates

                72% of Rhodes Scholars

                85% of F.B.I. agents

                26 of the first 29 astronauts


Values!!!   (return to top)

        Research conducted by Louis Harris & Associates showed that when a random sample of Scouts were asked what Scouting had taught them, almost nine out of ten responded with the following:

            take better care of the environment (89%)

            always give your best effort (87%)

            have confidence in yourself (87%)

            set goals for yourself (87%)

            care for other people (86%)

            treat other people with respect (86%)

        In addition, Scouts were found to be more likely to:

            value education and the environment

            assume leadership roles in clubs and school organizations

                 put the needs of others before themselves

            make the most ethical, not necessarily easiest, decisions

            value education and the environment


Scouting Is Fun!!   (return to top)

        For Tiger Cubs (boys entering first grade in the fall), this means participating in activities and outings.

        Cub Scouts (second through fifth grade) participate in both pack-wide activities as well as numerous den-level activities. Typical pack activities during the year include

            Halloween Party

            Christmas Party with Santa

            Blue & Gold Banquet

            Pinewood Derby

            BSA Day and Summer Camps