What is Boy Scouts?

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. A Scout is: Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean and Reverent.

Scouting offers young people responsible fun and adventure. Scouting instills lifetime values and develops ethical character. Scouting trains young people in citizenship, service and leadership. Scouting serves America's communities and families with quality, value-based programs.

What is Boy Scouts?

The Boy Scouts of America was incorporated to provide a program for community organizations that offers effective character, citizenship, and personal fitness training for youth.

Specifically, the BSA endeavors to develop American citizens who are physically, mentally, and emotionally fit; have a high degree of self-reliance as evidenced in such qualities as initiative, courage, and resourcefulness; have personal values based on religious concepts; have the desire and skills to help others; understand the principles of the American social, economic, and governmental systems; are knowledgeable about and take pride in their American heritage and understand our nation's role in the world; have a keen respect for the basic rights of all people; and are prepared to participate in and give leadership to American society.

Who can be a Boy Scout?

Boy Scouts is available to boys who have either earned their Arrow of Light Award or have completed fifth grade or are ages 11-17.

Information for Transitioning Webelos

Boys in first through fourth grades or ages 6-10 would belong to a Cub Scout Pack. For information about Cub Scout Packs in the Waukesha Area, visit the Potawatomi Area Council (http://www.pacbsa.org).

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