It's more than a motto, it's a way of life. Being prepared means having the ability to deal with many of the tough challenges life presents- that's what Scouting is all about. Through its time-tested program, Scouting provides young people with opportunities to mentor to their peers, build character and enrich their faith. These activities build strong family bonds and help youth reach their full potential by instilling values that last a lifetime.
One of the strengths of the Scouting program is the unique relationship between religious and community organizations, parents and leaders. Working together, they are able to focus the necessary resources and leadership on the single task of serving youth. The result is children, families and communities that are stronger and better prepared for the future.
Ready to learn more? We invite you to explore our variety of youth programs and volunteer and community opportunities. When you're ready to get started, we are prepared to help you navigate the right Scouting path for you. Contact us by email or by phone at 207-797-5252.
Cub Scouting is fun for the whole family. It’s fun, hands-on learning and achievement that puts kids in the middle of the action and prepares them for today – and for life.
Service, community engagement and leadership development are important parts of the Scouts BSA program as youth lead their own activities and work their way toward earning Eagle Scout.
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|Venturing is youth-led and youth-inspired. You’ll acquire life skills and gain experiences that will prove to be valuable regardless of where your future takes you, all while having a blast: leadership, event-planning, organization, communication, responsibility – the list goes on!||For over 100 years Sea Scouting has promoted better citizenship and improved members’ boating skills through instruction and practice in water safety, boating skills, outdoor, social, service experiences, and knowledge of our maritime heritage.||Exploring provides exciting activities and mentorship for youth looking to discover their future. Whether you’re a local organization looking to strengthen the community or a young person wanting to uncover the possibilities of your future, Exploring is a great place to start.|
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Since 1910, Scouting hasn't been so much about twigs and leaves, camping or hiking as it is about the spark. The spark may be a leader's encouraging words, achieving a merit badge for engineering or going on a high adventure rafting trip. There's no telling what the spark might be for a young person, but it just may ignite a fire within that burns his or her entire life.
Prepared. For Adventure.
It's a big world. Pack a map. Scouting is many young men and women's introduction to the great outdoors and, most important, a lesson on their place in it.
Prepared. For Leadership.
Scouting builds leaders. Former Scouts sit on the boards of global corporations, walk the halls of the White House and have been known to occasionally go hiking on the moon. The life lessons young people learn in Scouting help them make good decisions throughout their life.
Prepared. For Service.
Many Scouts achieve more before the age of 18 than some people do in a lifetime. Best of all, they do it to not only improve themselves, but also their communities.
Prepared. For Learning.
Beyond outdoor adventures and programs, today's Scouting uses innovation and technology to harness youth's natural curiosity and prepare them for success.
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.
What Does Scouting Cost?
When compared to the cost of sports and many other activities, there is no doubt that Scouting delivers great value to its members!
Annual Membership Fee
$76 for Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing and Sea Scouts
$52 for Exploring
To cover the costs of awards and recognition, crafts, and special events most local units have dues. Units may offer opportunities to conduct fundraisers to offset these costs. Dues are established by the families in the unit through the unit committee.
The uniform is a method of delivering the Scouting program. It shows that you are a member of a team. For Cub Scouts, each grade has a specific uniform for their program. For Scouts BSA, your unit may have individual neckerchiefs, hats, etc. Uniforms are available throughthe Scout Shop- but be sure to speak with your unit leadership before purchasing, as some parts may be provided by the unit.
Handbooks serve as a Scout's record of completing adventures and requirements. In Cub Scouting, each grade level has a specific handbook they use. In Scouts BSA, there is a handbook for boys and one for girls.
Additional activities such as overnight camp outs, field trips, day camps and resident camps have additional costs associated with them. These costs differ based on several factors. Detailed information can be provided by the local unit leadership.