Prepared for Life...
Good for Life.
Good for the Individual
"I remember when I was the senior patrol leader at summer camp. As a 16-year-old, I took it as an incredible responsibility. I still use a lot of the same skills today, as a Surgeon, and as a father." –Dr. Michael England
Scouting brings young people in contact with a positive network of caring adults while offering kids a unique opportunity for fun, adventure and learning. Kids gain what developmental experts define as "emotional intelligence"—self-awareness, self-control, empathy, the ability to listen, cooperate, share, and work with others. With the outdoors as their classroom, Scouts can safely test and expand their limits, as they gain an appreciation for nature and the world around them.
The honest truth…
- 84% of scouts say Scouting has taught them to be honest
- 76% of scouts say Scouting has taught them to be a better leader
- 78% of scouts say Scouting has taught them to always give their best effort