Scouts BSA

Scouts BSA

Scouts BSA is a year-round program that provides fun, adventure, learning, challenge, and responsibility to youth become the best version of themselves.

 

In February 2019, for the first time in its 100+ year history, the Boy Scouts of America will be open to young women fifth grade through high school.

In Scouts BSA, young men and women go places, test themselves, and have one-of-a-kind adventures that can’t be found anywhere else.
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ADVENTURE
Scouts BSA is an introduction to the great outdoors for boys and girls ages 11 through 17 and, most important, a lesson about their place in it.
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LEADERSHIP
Scouting builds leaders. Former Scouts serve on the boards of global corporations, walk the halls of the White House, and have been known to go hiking on the moon occasionally. Life lessons learned in Scouting will help all of its members make good decisions throughout life.
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SERVICE
The Scout slogan is Do a Good Turn Daily. That means doing something to help others each day without expecting anything in return. It implies that Scouts do their part in caring for the community and the environment.
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PERSONAL GROWTH
As Scouts plan activities and progress toward goals, they experience personal growth. Young men and women grow by participating in community service projects and by doing a Good Turn daily.

 

About Scout BSA

The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The Scouts BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.

For over a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes — and, through over a century of experience, knows — that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.

Camping

Camp programs provide numerous opportunities for Scouts to earn merit badges along their advancement trail. Nobody offers more exhilarating or a wider variety of high adventure for young people than the Boy Scouts of America. Through high adventure experiences, The Boy Scouts of America leaves lasting memories with youth and fosters development in character and leadership.

For Scouts

In the outdoors, youth have opportunities to acquire skills that make them more self-reliant. They can explore canoe and hiking trails and complete challenges they first thought were beyond their ability. Attributes of good character become part of a boy and girl as he or she learns to cooperate to meet outdoor challenges that may include extreme weather, difficult trails and portages, and dealing with nature’s unexpected circumstances.

Good Turn for America and Journey to Excellence

We want to know what your unit (pack/troop/crew) is doing for Good Turn For America and encourage you to report the details of your service projects.

Our Camps

The Lincoln Heritage Council operates four properties: the Tunnel Mill Scout Reservation in Charlestown, Indiana; the Harry S. Frazier Jr. Scout Reservation near Shepherdsville, Kentucky; Phil Pfeffer Scout Reservation in Benton, Kentucky; and WildCat Hollow in Russellville, Kentucky. The four properties combined provide nearly 2,800 acres of Scouting adventure year-round. Please check our calendar for upcoming events and activities for all our properties.

Ranks – Advancements – Awards

Scouts BSA provides a series of surmountable obstacles and steps in overcoming them through the advancement method. The Scout plans his or her advancement and progresses at their own pace as he or she meets each challenge. The  Scout is rewarded for each achievement, which helps them gain self-confidence. The steps in the advancement system help a Scout grow in self-reliance and in the ability to help others.

Uniforms

The Boy Scouts of America has always been a uniformed body. Its uniforms help to create a sense of belonging. They symbolize character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness. Wearing a uniform gives youth and adult members a sense of identification and commitment.

Scouting Programs

By registering your child in a Scouting program, he or she will have a lot of fun - while being challenged to develop leadership skills in an environment that stresses the importance of moral and ethical behavior.

Join Scouting

To find a unit for your youth, follow the button below. Once you have found the unit that best suits your child, you will complete, sign and submit an application so they can become official members of the Boy Scouts of America. Be A Scout additional information.

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Contact Information

Thank you for your interest in contacting the Boy Scouts of America. Lincoln Heritage Council helps chartered organizations in its geographic area effectively use the Scouting program and to expand the use of the program to other community groups.