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Adventure Links Overview - Scouting Programs

Scouting has proven itself as the most effective program for building young boys into men of character. It has been adopted as the primary activity arm by many civic and religious organizations.
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    World Scout Movement - WOSM

    The mission of Scouting is to contribute to the education of young people, through a value system based on the Scout Promise and Law, to help build a better world where people are self-fulfilled as individuals and play a constructive role in society.

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    Cub Scout Program
    This adventure and crafts program is age appropriate for boys 7-10 years old. Cub Scouts do fun things with other kids such as, wear a cool uniform, go places, see things, play all kinds of sports and build things, like race cars and bird houses.

    Boy Scout Program
    This adventure and crafts program is age appropriate for boys 11-17 years old. The program's key objectives are to developing character, citizenship, and personal fitness through a wide range of activities, events, awards and learning opportunities.

    >Venturing Program
    This co-ed young adult adventure program is appropriate for ages 14-20. It is a program of exciting and meaningful activities that helps youth pursue their special interests, grow, develop leadership skills, and become good citizens.

    History of Scouting

    Sir Baden-Powell, an officer in the British Army, wrote a how-to book for army scouts in the late 1890's, before going to serve in the South African Boer Wars where he would earn much fame and acclaim. Upon his return he found that his book had become extremely popular amoung teenage boys who were using the book to start their own outdoor adventures. This inspired him to write another version of the book and to start the scouting movement for young men.

    The program was highly successful because it provided opportunities for young boys to get away from home and to experience exciting adventures.

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Links & Tips Cub Scout Adventure Programs

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Tips & Links Boy Scout Adventure Programs

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Scout troops that meet twice weekly in conjunction with a quality religious organization that teaches good character attributes and demands parental support have a higher ratio of graduating Eagle Scouts.
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    Boy Scout Program
    This adventure and crafts program is age appropriate for boys 11-17 years old. The program's key objectives are to developing character, citizenship, and personal fitness through a wide range of activities, events, awards and learning opportunities.

    This includes the popular outdoor adventure program that stirs the imagination if interest of boys. There are also many great awards and recognitions for them to pursue, including the coveted Eagle Scout Rank.

    Typical Boy Scout Program

    • a) weekly patrol training and activities
    • b) monthly outdoor adventure or service project
    • c) yearly high-adventure summer camp

    Merit Badge Program
    There are over 100 merit badges that boys can earn. Each covers an exciting outdoor topic, adventure skill or vocation and usually involve hands on practice or on-site location visit.
    Merit Badge Guide
    MeritBadge.com - Great resource lists the requirements and help tips for all merit badges currently offered by BSA.

    Scoutmaster Resources
    Scoutmaster.Org - Resources for Boy Scout Leaders
    ScoutXing - Resources for Boy Scout Leaders
    MacScouter - Resources for Boy Scout Leaders
    Scoutorama - Boy Scout Resources SBT/SCOUTING / High Adventure

    High-Adventure Resources
    Boots and Blisters - SFBAC Online Adventure Webzine


Tips & Links Venturing Scout Programs

    >Venturing Program
    This co-ed young adult adventure program is appropriate for ages 14-20. It is a program of exciting and meaningful activities that helps youth pursue their special interests, grow, develop leadership skills, and become good citizens.

    Sea Scouts

    Sea Scouting is adventure on sea and land. It is a co-education program offered to young adults between the ages of 14 and 21. This program is organized to promote better citizenship and to improve members' boating skills and knowledge through instruction and practice in water safety, boating skills, outdoor, social, and service experiences, and knowledge of our maritime heritage.

    SeaScout Resources
    SeaScout.org - Program information, events, history, contacts and index of Boy Scouts of America sea scout ships.


Adventure Links Overview - Summer Camp Programs
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    Summer Camp Is Good For Kids
    A major study by the Harris Group in 2000, found that boys that attend a regular summer camp project score higher in significant personal growth areas.

  • Builds Strong Personal Values - Boys learn leadership, moral values, patriotism and good decision making skills
  • Positive Self-Esteem - Camp provides service opportunities and peer group interaction.
  • Positive Relationships - Scouts engage in group activities with peers and adults.
  • Desire to Learn - Camp activities are fun and challenging in inspiring outdoor classroom locations.
  • Creative Use of Time - Valuable mix of physical and intellectual activities.
  • Adult Leaders have Fun Too - Camp programs also provide a rewarding growth experience to participating adult leaders.
  • Parents Support Camp - A large majority of parents also report seeing a greatly improved change in attitude in their children after camp.
Adventure Links Overview - Eagle's Nest

Eagle Scout Resources
National Eagle Scout Association NESA - Fellowship of men who have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and who desire to use their efforts and influence toward forming the kind of young men America needs for leadership.

    Eagle's Nest
    Each young man that finishes the complete program is awarded the coveted rank of Eagle Scout. This major award is widely recognized by around the world and opens doors for coveted positions in future schooling and career.

    Other benefits for eagle scouts include:
    College Scholarships - See the official BSA website on how Eagle Scouts can apply to a number of scholarship, grants and low-cost college loans.

    Eagle Service Project
    One of the critical requirements to become an eagle scout is to plan and direct a community service project of no less than 100 service hours. Imagine, every year over 1200 teenagers, on their own initiative, launching community improvement projects across the country - that is over 120,000 service hours. Some examples of these eagle projects include:

  • Expanding and improving facilities at local museums
  • Construction and improvement of nature trails and arboretums in state forests and parks
  • Adding landscaping and beautification around public schools and government buildings
  • Identify and mark historic trails
  • Restoration of historic buildings, landmarks and museum exhibits

Adventure Links Scouting Events

    2007 World Scout Jamboree
    Hylands Park in Chelmsford, Essex, England; Jamboree Website;
    July 27 - Aug 8, 2007 - 21st World Scout Jamboree;

    21st World Scout Jamboree will be hosted by the Scout Association of the United Kingdom at the birthplace of the world scouting movement. It will bring together 40,000 Scouts, Venturers, leaders, and staff for 12 days.
    BSA World Jamboree Contingent -
    South African Jamboree Contingent -


Adventure Links Order of the Arrow

    BSA National Order of the Arrow
    The Order of the Arrow is Scouting's National Honor Society. The OA has more than 176,000 members located in lodges affiliated with approximately 327 BSA local councils. Scouts are elected to the Order by their fellow unit members, following approval by the Scoutmaster or Varsity team Coach. To become a member, a youth must be a registered member of a Boy Scout troop or Varsity Scout team and hold First Class rank.
    Official Site -
    Fact Sheet -
    Arrow Corps Five - Summer 2008 - will provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for each participant to set an example of leadership in service to those who treasure our national forests.
    OA Sections List - a complete listing of all current lodges and their councils by Section.


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