With more than 130 Merit Badges—from Archery and Art to Welding and Wilderness Survival—Scouting is the ultimate form of learning by doing. Boy Scouts explore their interests and improve their skills while working toward Scouting’s highest rank: Eagle. By first imagining, planning then doing their own service projects, Boy Scouts learn the value of hard work and experience the thrill of seeing it pay off. Add in outdoor adventures, hiking, and camping, and Scouting gives boys all the experience they need to become men.
A letter from the Committee to ALL Parents and Scouts
In all of our years of experience with Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venture Crews, we have yet to meet a man who regrets his Scouting experience. However, we have met many men who have expressed a deep regret because they either never joined Scouting or left the program early. If the Troop you have joined doesn’t match the needs of your child, please don’t give up on the Scouting program – it works! You can easily find a new Pack at https://beascout.scouting.org/.
Being leaders in both Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts have taught us all a ton over the years. We have not always been on the Committee and acting as leaders to the Troop or the Pack. At times, we have had to be Janitor, Coach, Leader, Therapist, Boo-boo Doctor, and many more official and unofficial positions. As we reflect over our scouting years, We can see where we have had a real impact on the boys.
Scouting isn’t for everyone – but for those who stick with it, can lead to amazing things. I have seen boys grow from being a Cub Scout all the way to Eagle. It’s an amazing site to see. If you would like to get involved in Scouting or would like to learn more about how you can help a Pack, District, or Council – please feel free to reach out to us, and we will do our best to connect you with the people who can make it happen.
Also remember, if you are a leader, and you are not having fun then you are doing it WRONG!
- Have we worn chicken suits during a meeting? YES!
- Have we taken a pie in the face for someone who sold the most Popcorn? YUP!
- Have we cried when I have seen our boys progress along the trail of cub scouts, YOU BETCHA!
- Do we regret spending hours with other planning a single meeting? NOPE!
You are a scouter and a resource, for both your family and the community. Remember that!
Truly yours in scouting…
The Troop 404 Committee