About Boy Scouting
Boy Scouting is for boys who are 11, or are at least 10 years old and have completed the fifth grade or have earned the Cub Scout Arrow of Light Award, through 17 years old. Boys experience a vigorous outdoor program and peer group leadership with the counsel of an adult Scoutmaster to achieve the BSA’s objectives of developing character, citizenship, and personal fitness. Camping, fun with friends — and more. It’s the adventure of a lifetime.
BSA Mission Statement
“ The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. ”
The Aims and Methods of Scouting
All levels of the Scouting program share three specific objectives: Character development, Citizenship training, and Personal fitness.
One is growth in moral strength and character. We may define this as what the boy is himself; his personal qualities, his values, his outlook.
A second is participating citizenship. Used broadly, citizenship means the boy’s relationship to others. He comes to learn obligations to other people, to the society he lives in, and to the government that presides over that society.
A third aim of Boy Scouting is development of physical, mental, and emotional fitness. Fitness includes the body (well-tuned and healthy), the mind (able to think and solve problems), and the emotions (self-control, courage, and self-respect).
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.
We meet weekly at the “Scout House” a stand alone house behind the First United Methodist Church, 4845 Brockton Avenue, Riverside, California, USA at 7pm-8:30pm.
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About Boy Scout Troop 270