From March of their fifth-grade year until the age of 18, boys are eligible to be Boy Scouts. Boy Scouts can be among the most influential and positive experiences a young man may have in his journey to becoming a man. Scouting is full of positive activities, community stewardship, outdoor adventure, and preparation to becoming a productive member of society.
Boy Scouts Do Things and Go Places
Being a Boy Scout means that members of the Troop work together to get things done and to go places that they’ve never been. Adventure, fun, and learning are all strong aspects of the Scouting program. BSA Troop 358 provides opportunities for the boys to experience so many different things, shaping them to live up to the Scout Oath and Law.
Boy Scout Essentials
These are the cornerstone of the Boy Scouts.
Scout Oath (or Promise)
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.
A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly,
courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty,
brave, clean, and reverent.
Do a Good Turn Daily.
As an American, I will do my best to –
- Be clean in my outdoor manners
- Be careful with fire
- Be considerate in the outdoors, and
- Be conservation minded.
Boy Scouts work toward a variety of different goals. These goals include Rank Advancement and Awards including Merit Badges and other honors. Troop 358 Scouting provides many opportunities for Boy Scouts to do their absolute best to be their absolute best!