Time Well Spent
Every parent understands the value of spending personal time with their children. Yet in our demanding, fast-paced society, we often find ourselves looking back at missed opportunities. More than any other youth program available today, Scouting supports parent and child relationships in ways that result in memories of time well spent together.
The Scouting programs are uniquely designed to meet the needs of youth and their parents. Scouting meets these needs through offering fun and challenging experiences that kids and parents do together.
While every parent wants their son or daughter to have fun experiences in their childhood, fun alone is not enough. Children need safe environments and activities that promote strong values and character. These are the elements that families strive to provide that the Scouting programs support.
Kids grow up fast. Give your child a valuable gift by encouraging them to join Scouting today. The time you invest in them today will make a difference in the person they become tomorrow.
Protecting Our Youth
The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members. To maintain such an environment, the BSA developed numerous procedural and leadership selection policies and provides parents and leaders with resources for all our programs. Click here to learn more about how the Boy Scouts of America keeps youth safe.Scouting`s Not Just for Kids!
It`s easy for adults to become a part of Scouting. As a Scout Leader, you will have the opportunity to work with boys and their families, improving your community by enriching the lives of the families who live in it through fun-filled, worthwhile programs that teach values. By making the commitment to serve as a leader, you can help to enrich the lives of your boys, making a positive difference in the kind of men they will become and building a better future for our nation.
Thousands of volunteer leaders, both men and women, are involved in the Scouting movement by serving in a variety of jobs - unit leaders; to members of troop, district, and council committees; merit badge counselors; and chartered organization representatives. Every leader has the opportunity to participate in leadership and skills training, access to a vast library of helpful literature, and a support network of fellow leaders and full-time professionals in the Scouting organization.
Be sure to visit ScoutParents.org for additional information about the Scouting program and your role in supporting your Scout.
The Next Step - How to Join
This website contains a wealth of information about the various Scouting programs. Please read about them. When you're ready to get more information about your neighborhood Scouting groups, please visit www.beascout.org to find Scout groups in your area.
You can also call us at (401) 351-8700. Once you find a Scouting unit in your neighborhood you can then call and schedule a visit to one of their meetings. Once you identify the unit you wish to join, they can provide you with an Application to Join Scouting.
Organizing a New Unit
Is your organization looking for a way to provide wholesome, educational activities for youth in your community? Scouting offers an array of programs that include outdoor experiences, leadership training, and values education. Learn how your school, community organization, or religious organization can benefit from starting a Scouting unit. Please call us to schedule a time to meet with an organizer.