The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of citizenship, and develops personal fitness.
For nearly a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.
At Gillfield, we have two types of Boy Scouting programs:
- Cub Scouting-ages 6-10 or grades 1-5.
- Boy Scouting-ages 11-18 or grades 6-12.
Cub Scouting means “doing.” Everything in Cub Scouting is designed to have the boys doing positive activities used to achieve the objectives of Scouting—citizenship training, character development, and personal fitness. Many of the activities happen right in the den and pack. The most important are the weekly den meetings and the monthly pack meetings.
Apart from the fun and excitement of Cub Scout activities, the Cub Scout Promise, the Law of the Pack, and the Cub Scout sign, handshake, motto, and salute all teach good citizenship and contribute to a boy’s sense of belonging.
“Cub Scout receives the Arrow of Light Award. While others learn table tennis.”
Mrs. McNeil teaches Cub Scouts how to play Table Tennis
Boy Scouting is available to all boys who are at least 10 years old or have completed the fifth grade or who are 11, but not yet 18 years old. The program achieves the BSA’s objectives of developing character, citizenship, and personal fitness. Boy Scouting provides a series of surmountable obstacles and steps in overcoming them through the advancement method. The Boy Scout plans his advancement and progresses at his own pace as he meets each challenge. The Boy Scout is rewarded for each achievement, which helps him gain self-confidence. The steps in the advancement system help a Boy Scout grow in self-reliance and in the ability to help others.
We promise to provide your young person with all the above plus a full range of experiences that he is sure to enjoy.
If you are interested in helping with the scounts or getting your son involved, contact:
Cub Scouts: Mr. Robert McNeil, 804-530-5942, firstname.lastname@example.org
Boy Scouts: Ms. Melisa Milton, 804-520-5643, email@example.com