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Why Scouting?

posted Jan 27, 2019, 1:49 PM by Troop 626   [ updated Jan 27, 2019, 1:49 PM ]


Prepared. For Life.

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Since 1910, Boy Scouts of America has been the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, helping young people to be Prepared for Life. 

A research team from Tufts University worked with the Cradle of Liberty Council to measure the character attributes of both Scouts and non-Scouts. The project, which was funded by the John Templeton Foundation and led by Dr. Richard M. Lerner, surveyed nearly 1,800 Cub Scouts and nearly 400 non-Scouts to better understand character development of Scouts. After a two-and-a-half-year period, the study proved Scouting builds positive character and prepares young people for life. Click on the video to see the results is that study.



Scout Led Activities

Scouting is playing a game with a purpose.  By participating in fun activities, planned and run by fellow scouts, not just adults, Boy Scouts learn life skills and have fun in a safe, nurturing environment.  75% of Scouting is Outing, so we try to plan to be outside as much as possible, whether at area parks or camping throughout the Midwest and United States.


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