If you are new to the Boy Scouts of America, please take time to browse through the following
few paragraphs that will provide a brief understanding of the scouting program.
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) was incorporated in 1910 and chartered by Congress in 1916. The purpose of the
BSA is to build charicter, foster citizenship, develop fitness, teach leadership skills, teamwork, and life skills.
This is done by working through a series of ranks that each have a progressive set of skills that are required. These
ranks are also complimented by a variety of Merit Badges. Some of the Merit Badges are required if the scount desires
to reach the rank of Eagle Scout. These merit badges are designed specifically to prepare the scout for situations
and experiences they will encounter in life. Some examples of the required merit badges are First Aid, Citizenship in
the Community; In the Nation, and In the World, Personal Financial Management, Environmental Science, and Personal
Fitness. The scout will also be able to complete other merit badges of their choosing based on their likes and
preferances; these may include Wood Carving, Cycling, Sailing, Computers, Fishing, American Business, Athletics, Insect
Stduy, and Wilderness Survival to name just a few. In all, there are over 115 merit badges available for the scouts to
choose from. In order to reach the rank of Eagle Scout, the individual will need to have completed a total of 21 merit
badges of which 11 must be from the "Eagle Required List".
To help guide the scouts in their daily activities and decisions, the Boy Scouts of America has a Scout Oath, Scout Law,
a Scout Moto, and a Scout Slogan. These are all designed to help the scout make appropriate decisions.
|The Scout Oath: || ||The Scout Law: |
| ||On my honor I will do my best || || A Scout is:    ||Trustworthy|| ||Obiedient|
| ||To do my duty to God and my country and || || ||Loyal || ||Cheerfull|
| ||To obey the Scout Law; || || ||Helpfull || ||Thrifty|
| ||To help other people at all times; || || ||Friendly || ||Brave|
| ||To keep myself physically strong, mentally;|| || ||Courteous || ||Clean|
| ||awake, and morally straight. || || ||Kind || ||Reverant|
|The Scout Moto:    ||Be Prepared
||The Scout Slogan:     ||Do A Good Turn Daily|
You can find more information by visiting the National BSA web site .   From there you can reach
the web site for your local BSA Council and then follow the links to sites for troops in your local community. We hope that you enjoy
our site. Please visit it often. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us.