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 Boy Scouting

In the Boy Scout program, boys learn through the experiences of camping, hiking, building projects, and community service. Scouting fosters self-esteem, a sense of value and belonging, a sense of accountability, and teamwork.

  • Activities
  • Adventure
  • Leadership
  • Fun
  • Team

The program builds boys mentally, physically, socially, and spiritually. The skills they learn in Scouting help them overcome obstacles and challenges with courage and character throughout their lives.

Give your son a valuable gift by encouraging him to join Boy Scouting today. The time you invest in him today will make a difference in the person he becomes tomorrow.

Scouting is provided locally in neighborhoods across the country through churches, community organizations, or other groups of interested citizens. Please visit our Local Council Locator and enter your zip code to find Scouting near you.



Words To Live By

The mission of the Boy Scouts of
America is to prepare young people to
make ethical and moral choices over their
lifetime by instilling in them the values of
the Scout Oath and Law.

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.

Scout Law
A Scout is:
Trustworthy Obedient
Loyal Cheerful
Helpful Thrifty
Friendly Brave
Courteous Clean
Kind Reverent

Boy Scouts of America:
Solutions in Action

Men who were Scouts are more likely than those who have never been
Scouts to:
• Graduate from high school (91% vs. 87%).
• Graduate from college (35% vs. 19%).
• Earn higher annual household incomes ($80,000 vs. $61,000).
• Value family relationships highly (81% vs. 72%).
• Have lifelong friendships (89% vs. 74%).
• Believe helping others should come before one's own self-interest (92% vs. 83%).
* Scouts are more likely than boys who are not Scouts to report they earn mostly A's (25% vs. 17%).

Scouting Teaches Life Skills
Scouting also provides youth with skills that help them cope with any situation. Youth say Scouting has taught them to:
• Always give their best effort
• Always be honest
• Treat others with respect
• Set goals
• Stay physically fit
• Take care of the environment
The Boy Scouts of America provides boys with programs and activities that allow them to enjoy new experiences, provide service to others, develop self-confidence, and build their character.
A recent study conducted by Harris Interactive shows that Scouting programs develop character in boys which positively affects them throughout their lives.

               The Boy Scouts of America works to give boys a brighter future.

The Boy Scouts of America has been shaping the lives of our youth since 1910. A Friend of Scouting provides a vital portion of the financial support we need to teach Scouting principles that will result in a positive influence on character, citizenship, and personal fitness. The youth of today are America’s future leaders. You can help shape that future by investing in Scouting today.

Scouting exists because of the volunteer and financial support provided by the community. Katahdin Area Council is funded by a variety of sources, including: direct contributions, events, annual popcorn sale, foundation grants, the United Way, and program/activity/camping fees. Learn more about Scouting costs and funding. With your support, Katahdin Area Council will bring the nation’s highest quality Scouting programs to many more youth in our area.