BADGE OF HONOR
A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obident, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent
These twelve Words to Live By are the foundation of Scouting. 12 simple points that set high standards. The Scout Law guides Scouts of all levels when they are alone or as members of their family, community, and nation. The Scout Law is a guide for living a good life.
What should I expect from Scouting?
When you join the Boy Scouts of America, Scouting becomes an extension of your family: It follows your values, it sees to the overall care and well-being of your child, and it's always there for you. It works with you to let you manage your time and other activities and will always be there when you return.
Maturity. Youth experience dramatic physical and emotional growth. Scouting offers them opportunities to channel much of that change into productive endeavors. Through service projects and Good Turns, Scouts can discover their place in the community. Scouting activities allow allow youth to associate with others from different backgrounds. Scouts have an opportunity to explore, try out new ideas, and embark on adventures that sometimes have no design other than to have a good time with good people.
Flexibility. The Scouting Programs are flexible and accomodate the need to balance the work and life requirements of a busy family. It's easy to plan for meetings and activities, and if something unexpected comes up, just let your leader know -- it's expected in the lives we live today.
Adaptability. Your child can work on achievements at his own pace. For example, if your child is on a sports team and ahs to miss several meetings oractivities, he still can compete and sign off on Scout avtivities to work toward the next level.
Transferability. The skills and values your child learns through scouting can be applied in any non-Scouting activity he participates in. As your child builds character, this can be an especially valuable defense to the peer preasure all youth experience.
How much does it cost?
Scouting does charge fees for membership, events and trips. The annual registration fee is $15. Boy's Life magazine is optional at $12 per year. Other costs vary depending upon the activities of the Scout unit. You will learn more once you contact your local Cub Scout Pack or Boy Scout Troop. Scouts can earn the money they need to participate in summer camp and other programs by participating in the council-wide popcorn sale. However, it is the position of the Last Frontier Council that money should not keep a young person from enjoying the Scouting program. The council's executive board authorizes scholarship, campership, and direct assistance funding dedicated to support any family in our service.
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