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(Chatham, Illinois)
 
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Scouts BSA Troop 1310 Focuses on Building Skills

“A Scout is never taken by surprise; they knows exactly what to do when anything unexpected happens.”

-Robert Baden-Powell

Character Development

  • Encompasses a scout's personal qualities, values, and outlook.
  • A Scout learns confidence, honesty, and self-respect.
  • A Scout respects other people, regardless of differences.
  • A Scout practices her religious beliefs.

Citizenship Training

  • A Scout works among others in a troop with rules based on the common good.
  • A Scout learns about and takes pride in her own national heritage.
  • A Scout understands social, economic, and governmental systems.
  • A Scout learns service, tolerance, and community involvement.

Mental and Physical Fitness

  • A Scout improves her physical condition through exercise and outdoor activities.
  • A Scout encourages good health habits.
  • A Scout discourages drug, alcohol, and tobacco use.
  • A Scout learns sound judgment, resourcefulness, and decision-making skills.

100 years of Scouting...



For over 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. 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 appreciation for service to others in their community.

Scouting provides youth with a sense that they are important as individuals. It is communicated to them that those in the Scouting family care about what happens to them, regardless of whether a game is won or lost.

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, Scouting promotes activities that lead to personal responsibility and high self-esteem. As a result, when hard decisions have to be made, peer pressure can be resisted and the right choices can be made.