The Foundation of Scouting

The Boy Scouts of America provides the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be “Prepared. For Life.®” The Scouting organization is composed of more than 2.1 million youth members between the ages of 7 and 21 and nearly 1 million adult volunteers in local councils throughout the United States and its territories.

Scouting provides unique, life-changing experiences that today's youth can't get anywhere else.

Scout Mission:  The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.

Scout Oath:  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.

Scout Law:  A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.


Scouting Programs in Marin

In addition to the programs described below, we have many resources to help Scouters at all levels deliver the promise of Scouting.  Contact the Marin Council, BSA office professional staff (415-454-1081, or by email) or follow this link if you are interested in joining a Scouting program or would like help with or information on a local unit.
Here is a brief document entitled What is Cub Scouts?
Click here to visit the BSA National Council website which has comprehensive descriptions of all the Scouting programs including Cub Scouts (elementary school), Scouts BSA (middle & high schools), Venturing, Sea Scouts and Exploring (career-oriented).


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