The promise of being a Scout is to see the great outdoors and the chance to go hiking, climbing, and camping are just a few of the things you’ll experience as you grow through Scouting. The root of Scouting, though, is about so much more. It’s about learning how to care for the environment as you explore it, learning how to give back to your community to make it a better place to live, and about being prepared to make good choices in life. Knowing what to do when things get tough is an important focus of the Boy Scouts of America. You’ll learn how to make smart decisions and how to be
prepared to help your family and community in times of emergency. All of this important work is done with a spirit of having fun, meeting new challenges, and making great friends.
There are also more than 150 awards you can earn as a Scout, too. Whether it’s a rank
advancement, merit badge, or one of the many other individual awards, there is plenty of things for you to set your sights on that can help you far into your future. Many great leaders trace their history through the ranks of the Boy Scouts and can tell stories of how Scouting gave them the tools to become successful in business, military service, or humanitarian work. All the way from Cub Scouting to Venturing, the Boy Scouts of America will help you discover a new and exciting world; read on to learn more about how Scouting can become a great part of your life!