Hiking into Haleakala Crater on Maui. Participating in an exclusive, Scouts-only aviation program at Honolulu International Airport. Spending a week at Summer Camp swimming, enjoying archery, working on a chemistry merit badge, and making new friends. As a member of a Scouts BSA Troop, boys and girls ages 11-17 learn to become leaders as they work toward Scouting’s highest rank: Eagle.
Here’s a snapshot of the recent activities of a Scouts BSA Troop:
- Assisted with major Eagle Scout projects. These included:
- Digging two lo’i at Papahana Kuaola in Haiku Valley, Kaneohe, allowing for Native Hawaiian farming, land preservation, and cultural education. Clearing out critical water supply channels for existing lo’i and other farming/cultural areas and removing invasive plants to enable native species to thrive.
- Acquiring, building, painting, and installing three outdoor picnic tables at Nu’uanu Elementary School for student STEM projects that can only be done outdoors.
- Defining and widening a large section of a hiking trail in the Tantalus/Roundtop area, helping minimize erosion and off-trail hiking, making passage in narrow areas safer. Installing an informational sign at the trailhead.
- Attended Scouts-only classes and tours at the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum
- Camped and hiked up in the Waianae Mountain, up to a 20 mile hike to Peacock Flats and back from the satellite tracking station.
- Volunteered at the annual Moiliili Summer Fest
- Participated in special camps at both Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden and Camp Pupukea with high-adventure, outdoors, Hawaiiana, photography, fishing, outdoor ethics, and water sports.
“Scouting matters because the youth of today will be the leaders of tomorrow. They are our future. The better we prepare them and shape them and provide them with the tools and skills to face the future, the better for our community, our nation, and our world.
I’ve seen kids come in as lumps of clay, wide-eyed and without direction, turn in to fine leaders and mentors for the whole troop. I’ve seen kids break out of their shell and grow in ways one cannot imagine, not teachable at schools or at home. It takes a community, and Scouting is the best community there is for youth development.” Assistant Scoutmaster Gary H.
How it Works
Boys are welcome to join boy-specific Troops and girls are welcome to join girl-specific Troops. This preserves the benefits of single-gender programming, but allows all boys and girls the opportunity to experience the fun and adventure of Scouting. The program is not coeducational.
How to Join
Prospective members of Scouts BSA are welcome to join the program at any time throughout the year. Anyone, from any background, is welcome! Please click here.
Special recruitment events are held each year in the fall.
For more information or to speak with a District Executive who can help you, please call 808-595-6366 or email us at AlohaCouncilBSA@Scouting.org.
Phone: (808) 595-6366