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The Boy Scouts of America is the premier values-based youth development organization in America. Since 1910, Aloha Council Boy Scouts of America has provided a program for both girls and boys that builds character, perseverance, leadership and citizenship in the classroom of the great outdoors. New members are welcome year-round and no prior experience is required.
The Scout Oath & Law
For over a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. Scouting offers a wide range of age specific programs designed for boys from kindergarten to age 20. All emphasize a "learn by doing" approach that builds competence, leadership, teamwork, physical fitness, mental acuity, the spirit of citizenship and the pride of community service combined with a zest for adventure. New members are welcome year-round and no prior experience is required.
The Scout Oath: On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.
The Scout Law has 12 points. Each is a goal for every Scout. A Scout tries to live up to the Law every day. It is not always easy to do, but a Scout always tries.
A Scout is:
TRUSTWORTHY. Tell the truth and keep promises. People can depend on you.
LOYAL. Show that you care about your family, friends, Scout leaders, school, and country.
HELPFUL. Volunteer to help others without expecting a reward.
FRIENDLY. Be a friend to everyone, even people who are very different from you.
COURTEOUS. Be polite to everyone and always use good manners.
KIND. Treat others as you want to be treated. Never harm or kill any living thing without good reason.
OBEDIENT. Follow the rules of your family, school, and pack. Obey the laws of your community and country.
CHEERFUL. Look for the bright side of life. Cheerfully do tasks that come your way. Try to help others be happy.
THRIFTY. Work to pay your own way. Try not to be wasteful. Use time, food, supplies, and natural resources wisely.
BRAVE. Face difficult situations even when you feel afraid. Do what you think is right despite what others might be doing or saying.
CLEAN. Keep your body and mind fit. Help keep your home and community clean.
REVERENT. Be reverent toward God. Be faithful in your religious duties. Respect the beliefs of others.
As of February 1, 2019, we’re excited to welcome boys and girls into our flagship program, Scouts BSA. With guidance from experienced leaders, Scouts take their own lead, exploring places they’ve never been as they dive into the rugged world of outdoor adventure. Scouts discover new passions with 130 possibilities for merit badges.Scouts BSA troops will be single gender – all girl troops or all boy troops. This approach lets boys and girls develop leadership at their own pace while also meeting the needs of today’s families.
Existing Programs for Girls
Did you know that Boy Scouts of America has had programs for girls for more than 45 years? Exploring, Sea Scouts and Venturing are programs available for girls to join right now, we also have a number of programs to help prepare girls for Scouting!
National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is open to girls for the first time ever, in 2019 young women will be able to join the Boy Scouts of America at every level. We are waiting to learn more about this program for older girls, including the name, but we want to be ahead of the game! A $25,000 scholarship fund has been established so young women can attend NYLT and start preparing now to make the most out of the leadership opportunities in their crews and troops.
Summer Camp is open to all Scouts, all ages! Cub Scouts can attend day camp or overnight camp. Cub Scouts do fun things with other kids in grades kindergarten through fifth! They get to wear a cool uniform, go places, and see things. They play all kinds of sports and build things, like race cars and bird houses. Want to learn a secret code? Want to learn about wild animals? Go Cub Scouting!
Exploring is a career exploration opportunity for girls and boys ages 14 to 20 in which young people with interest in specific careers are matched with local businesses and community organizations with expertise in those fields.
Sea Scouting has a particular emphasis on boating and water-based activities for girls and boys ages 14 to 20. Sea Scouts may sail or cruise on boats, learn navigation, learn how to work on engines and compete in regional events.
Venturing is an exciting adventure-based program for girls and boys age 14 to 20. The Venturing program aims to enable young adults to experience a program of fun, challenge, and adventure; to acquire skills; to become skilled trainers of others; and to prepare for life.
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