Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Why Should I Join Boy Scouts?
This question is often asked by boys today. 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.
The Scout Oath:
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.
The Scout Law:
A Scout is
Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.
Statistics show that of 100 boys that join Boy Scouts:
30 will drop out their first year. However all will regard their time in Scouting as positive.
28 will develop hobbies started in Scouting that will give them lifelong interests.
18 will enter professions learned through the merit badge system.
17 will become Scouting volunteers.
12 will be brought into contact with church for the first time.
4 will become Eagle Scouts.
2 will enter the clergy.
1 will use Scout skills to save a life
1 will use Scout skills to save his life.
Less than 1 will ever appear in juvenile or criminal court.
What are the costs?
There is no cost to join. The cost of joining is paid from funds by our aluminum can recycling trailer. Scouts work different fund raisers to earn money to attend camps. Most Scouts earn enough from fundraisers to pay for summer camp. Our annual fundraisers are popcorn sales, Christmas tree sales, coupon book sales, and hosting a food stand at Kimball Days. Boys are encouraged to buy a Scout shirt.
What are the Joining Requirements?
A boy must be 11 years old, or one who has completed the fifth grade or earned the Arrow of Light Award and is at least 10 years old.
Come to our next meeting. We are scheduled to meet on Mondays from 7Ð8 p.m. in Room 169 at the High School. Enter Door #3 at the High School Office. Come Jan. 24, or Jan. 31. We usually meet every Monday throughout the school year. If you need more information, please call Bill Liedman at (320) 398-5523.