While the idea of boy scouting may seem old fashioned, the Boy scouts of america is a traditional organization that is still active and inspiration to boys nationwide. As a worldwide brotherhood, Scouting is unique.
The BSA national program is based on the principles of loving and serving God, of human dignity and the rights of individuals, and of recognizing the obligation of members to develop and use their potential. It is a movement dedicated to bringing out the best in people. Cub Scouting does not emphasize winning as an end result, but rather the far more demanding task of doing one’s best.
As a member of the BSA of America, your son is introduced to activities he may not be otherwise introduced to. In Cub Scouting, boys participate in a broad array of activities. Cub Scouts develop ability and dexterity, and they learn to use tools and to follow directions. Many are for skills that many people feel have been thrown by the wayside, like nature skills and genuine acts of kindness. At BSA National, your child is awarded for their achievements with recognition and awards encourage them to learn about a variety of subjects, such as conservation, safety, physical fitness, community awareness, academic subjects, sports, and religious activities. These interests might become a hobby or even a career later in life.
With all the negative influences in today’s society, The BSA National program provides your son with a positive peer group who can encourage him in all the right ways. Carefully selected leaders provide good role models and a group setting where values are taught and help to reinforce positive qualities of character.
If you are interested in reading more about the BSA national, even the BSA has gone digital. Consult the boy scouts blog and boy scouts store online for more information about how to get your child involved.