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History

​Did You Know...

 

NATIONAL MEMBERSHIP

In 1911, there were 61,495 Scouts and Scouters (registered volunteers). In 2005, there were more than 3 million Scouts and Scouters. 

 

CUB SCOUTING

Since 1930, the Boy Scouts of America has helped younger boys through Cub Scouting. It is a year-round family program designed for boys who are in the first grade through fifth grade (or 7, 8, 9 and 10 years of age). Parents, leaders and organizations work together to achieve the purposes of Cub Scouting. The Greater St. Louis Area Council's Scouting programs tough the lives of tens of thousands of young people each year. Apprximately one out of every four Scouting-age youths in our community is involved in a Boy Scouts of America program.
 
Currently, Cub Scouting is the largest of the BSA's three membership divisions (Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Venturing). The purposes of Cub Scouting are:
 
  • character development
  • spiritual growth
  • good citizenship
  • sportsmanship and fitness
  • family understanding
  • respectful relationships
  • personal achievement
  • friendly service
  • fun and adventure
     
 

WHY BOYS JOIN SCOUTING. . .

  • have fun
  • be with friends
  • learn to be a leader
  • new challenges
  • outdoor activities
  • develop and learn new skills
 

WHY PARENTS WANT THEIR CHILDREN TO JOIN SCOUTING. . .

  • fun activities
  • new skills
  • outdoor focus
  • development of ethics, character, values
  • self-respect and respect for others
  • leadership
  • socialization
  • confidence building
  • exposure to new places
  • new friends
  • improvement of physical abilities
  • patriotism building