For over 100 years, Scouting programs have instilled in youth the values found in the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Today, these values are just as relevant in helping youth grow to their full potential as they were in 1910. Scouting helps youth develop academic skills, self-confidence, ethics, leadership skills, and citizenship skills that influence their adult lives.
The Boy Scouts of America provides youth with programs and activities that allow them to
- Try new things.
- Provide service to others.
- Build self-confidence.
- Reinforce ethical standards.
While various activities and youth groups teach basic skills and promote teamwork, Scouting goes beyond that and encourages youth to achieve a deeper appreciation for service to others in their community.
Scouting provides youth with a sense that they are important as individuals. It is communicated to them that those in the Scouting family care about what happens to them, regardless of whether a game is won or lost.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, Scouting promotes activities that lead to personal responsibility and high self-esteem. As a result, when hard decisions have to be made, peer pressure can be resisted and the right choices can be “made”
There are great programs available to youth from 1st grade through high school. Please click on the links below to find out more about the programs available to youth in Lancaster and Lebanon Counties.
Cub Scouting. (Boys and girls 6 to 10 years old or kindergarten through 5th grades) Cub Scouting is a family-oriented program designed specifically to address the needs of younger boys and girls.
Scouts BSA (Boys and girls 11 to 18 years old) Scouts BSA is designed to achieve the aims of Scouting through a vigorous outdoor program and peer group leadership with the counsel of an adult Scoutmaster.
Venturing. (Young men and women 14 through 21) An active, exciting program built around five program fields of emphasis: advancement, high adventure, personal development, service, and special programs and events.
Exploring: (Young men and women ages 14 to 21) A unique career exploration program of Learning for Life. Our program provides an ideal link between the academic environment and the career challenges students will face after high school.