The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
The Boy Scouts of America is the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training. In the future Scouting will continue to
- Offer young people responsible fun and adventure;
- Instill in young people lifetime values and develop in them ethical character as expressed in the Scout Oath and Law;
- Train young people in citizenship, service, and leadership;
- Serve America’s communities and families with its quality, values-based program.
This Troop is for the Scouts, run by the Scouts with the guidance of adult leadership. Unlike Cub Scouts, all information on events, activities, the planning of those activities and the responsibilities of seeing those events through to their successful completion is the total responsibility of the Scout.
“The Boy Scouts of America maintain that no member can grow into the best kind of citizen without recognizing an obligation to God…” The twelfth point of the Scout Law states that “A Scout is Reverent”. Every effort will be made by the adult leadership to provide time in their program for attendance at Mass on Sundays. Scouts not of the Catholic faith are excused from participation in Catholic religious activities, unless, with the permission of the parents, they desire to attend. For reasons of safety and adequate supervision, it maybe necessary for the non-Catholic Scouts to attend Mass with the Catholic Scouts (National Council requires two deep leadership at all times). It is the responsibility of the Scoutmaster to explain this policy to the parents of all Scouts during the time of registration.
Click here to learn more about responsibilities of Youth Scouts, Parents, Adult Leaders, and Committee Members.
Troop Guide for Parents and Scouts
Click here for a Adobe PDF version a the Troop Guide for Scouts and their Parents. The Troop Guide contains most of the information on this web site and more and provides guidance on Troop processes, methods and policies.