The Boy Scouts of America is a very large organization that has roots all over the world and in many businesses. For almost 100 years, Scouting programs have instilled in youth the values found in the Scout Oath and Scout Law, Today, these values are just as relevant in helping youth grow to their full potential as they were in 1910.
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Ties to the Philanthropic Sector9
Key Related Ideas9
Important People Related to the Topic10
Related Nonprofit Organizations10
The National Council13
The Executive Board14
Unit Committee and Leaders24
Goal of the BSA26
Learning for Life29
Divisions and Groups31
Adult Leader Training33
Youth leadership training33
Influence on America34
Sex abuse cases37
National Scout Jamboree38
High Adventure Bases38
Michael Hartigan, Scout Executivve – Mobile Area Council40
Profile the Interviewee40
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Questions to Use for Discussion43
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is one of the largest youth organizations in the United States, with over 6 million youth members in its age-related divisions and a total of 25 million around the world. In the United States, there are over 545,577 adult volunteers and a total of over 52,377 troops Since its founding in 1910 as part of the international Scout Movement, more than 110 million Americans have been members of the BSA with many of our nation’s top leaders having been Scouts as youths. Over 64 percent of congressional members had participated in Scouting. Over 90 Scouts were selected as astronauts and several presidents were Scouts as well. The Boy Scouts has touched the lives of a wide and very diverse group of individuals through its non-discriminatory membership policies. As an example, the Boys Scouts, since it was founded, has fully-participating members who suffer from physical, mental and emotional disabilities. There is a special badge for Scouts that are handicapped. The Scout’s goal is to keep handicapped boys in the mainstream of Scouting while realizing their special needs. The future of Scouting appears strong in that Americans are still tied to a code of values that warrant the need to continue programs that offer excitement, adventure, and challenge for young people to develop their potential. However, Scouting may have to adjust programs with the change in family’s nucleus and technology.
Scouting helps youth develop academic skills, self-confidence, ethics, leadership skills, and citizenship skills that influence their adult lives.
The Boy Scouts of America provides youth with programs and activities that allow them to * Try new things.
* Provide service to others.
* Build self-confidence.
* Reinforce ethical standards.
While various activities and youth groups teach basic skills and promote teamwork, Scouting goes beyond that and encourages youth to achieve a deeper...