Program Overview

Cub Scouting is a family and home centered program that develops ethical decision-making skills for youth in kindergarten through fifth grade (or who are 5 to 10 years old). Activities emphasize character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness.

 

In Cub Scouting you'll have lots of fun, adventure, and activities with your den and pack. But there's more to it than that. Being a Cub Scout means you are a member of a worldwide youth movement that stands for certain values and beliefs. Cub Scouting is more than something to do. It's all about the person you are and the person you will become.

SCOUTS BSA

Scouts BSA is a year-round program for boys and girls age 11 - 17. Children who are 10.5 may join if they have received the Arrow of Light Award or have finished the fifth grade. Scouts BSA is a program of fun outdoor activities, peer group leadership opportunities, and a personal exploration of career, hobby and special interests, all designed to achieve the BSA's objectives of strengthening character, personal fitness and good citizenship.

VENTURING

Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are 14 years of age OR 13 years of age and have completed the eighth grade and under 21 years of age. Venturing's purpose is to provide positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults.

ORDER OF THE ARROW

For more than 95 years, the Order of the Arrow (OA) has recognized Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. This recognition provides encouragement for others to live these ideals as well. Arrowmen are known for maintaining camping traditions and spirit, promoting year-round and long-term resident camping, developing leaders, and providing cheerful service to others. OA service, activities, adventures, and training for youth and adults are models of quality leadership development and programming that enrich, support, and help to extend Scouting to America's youth.

EAGLE SCOUT ASSOCIATION

The National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) is a fellowship of people who have achieved the Eagle Scout rank and who desire to use their efforts and influence toward forming the kind of young men America needs for leadership.

The Buffalo Trace Council Eagle Scout Association exists to bring the experience, expertise and leadership of Eagle Scouts to the service of Scouting in Buffalo Trace Council.  If you are an Eagle Scout, you are an official member.

EXPLORING

Exploring is a worksite-based career education program for young men and women who are 14 (and have completed the eighth grade)  through 20 years old.

Scout Law
 

Trustworthy

A Scout tells the truth.  He keeps his promises.  Honesty is part of his code of conduct.

People can depend on him.

 

Loyal

A Scout is true to his family, Scout leaders, friends, school, and nation.

 

Helpful

A Scout is concerned about other people.  He does things willingly for others without pay or reward.

 

Friendly

A Scout is a friend to all.  He is a brother to other Scouts. He seeks to understand others. He respects those with ideas and customs other than his own.

 

Courteous

A Scout is polite to everyone regardless of age or position. He knows good manners make it easier for people to get along together.

 

Kind

A Scout understands there is strength in being gentle.  He treats others as he wants to be treated. He does not hurt or kill harmless things without reason. 

 

Obedient

A Scout follows the rules of his family, school, and troop.  He obeys the laws of his community and country. If he thinks these rules and laws are unfair, he tries to have them changed in an orderly manner rather than disobey them.

 

Cheerful

A Scout looks for the bright side of things.  He cheerfully does tasks that come his way. He tries to make others happy.

 

Thrifty

A Scout works to pay his way and to help others.  He saves for unforeseen needs. He protects and conserves natural resources.  

He carefully uses time and property.

 

Brave

A Scout can face danger even if he is afraid. He has the courage to stand for what he thinks is right even if others laugh at or threaten him.

 

Clean

A Scout keeps his body and mind fit and clean.  He goes around with those who believe in living by these same ideals. He helps keep his home and community clean.

 

Reverent

A Scout is reverent toward God.  He is faithful in his religious duties. He respects the beliefs of others. 

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.