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The texts of the BSA's Scout Oath and Scout Law for Boy Scouting have remained unchanged since they were approved in and every member agrees to follow them on his or her application form.
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. Boy Scouts salute during the playing of the national anthem as part of the Scouts' Citizen of the Year award reception and dinner in Washington, D.
As early asthe Boy Scouts of America circulated a memorandum among national executive staff stating that it was not appropriate for homosexuals to hold leadership positions in BSA.
Exploring is the worksite-based program of Learning for Life. Leadership positions and membership in the Learning for Life programs are open to youth and adults without restriction based on gender, sexual orientation, atheism, or agnosticism.
Position on religious belief[ edit ] Further information: Discrimination against atheists in the United States The Boy Scouts of America's official position in the past has been that atheists and agnostics cannot participate as Scouts or adult Scout Leaders in its traditional Scouting programs.
As early asScouting founder Robert Baden-Powell wrote in the first Scout handbook that, "No man is much good unless he believes in God and obeys His laws. This was presented to young male members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in conjunction with their participation in the Scouting program.
For much of its existence, the BSA has believed that atheists and agnostics are not appropriate role models of the Scout Oath and Law for boys, and thus have not accepted such persons as members or adult leaders. The Boy Scouts of America maintains that no member can grow into the best kind of citizen without recognizing an obligation to God.
In the first part of the Scout Oath the member declares, "On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law. No matter what the religious faith of the members may be, this fundamental need of good citizenship should be kept before them.
The Boy Scouts of America, therefore, recognizes the religious element in the training of the member, but it is absolutely nonsectarian in its attitude toward that religious training.
Its policy is that the home and the organization or group with which the member is connected shall give definite attention to religious life. The BSA does not require adherence to any particular religious beliefs or ethos beyond this.
He is faithful in his religious duties.
He respects the beliefs of others. The MOU specifically mentions Humanism and Earth-centered traditions as being acceptable faiths in Scouting programs chartered by Unitarian Universalist congregations.
Since Humanist teachings specifically emphasize reliance on critical thinking and evidence over dogma and superstition, this MOU allows for atheist and agnostic members to join the BSA through Scout units chartered by Unitarian Universalist congregations.
As part of the agreement in the MOU, the religious emblems developed by the Unitarian Universalist Association have been reinstated as of May, Inthe Boy Scouts of America opened special-interest posts to young women to be "associate members".
Inthe Exploring program was completely reorganized and split into two program categories, which both accept women and men. All the career-oriented posts were moved to Learning for Life under the name Exploring, while the rest including outdoor-oriented posts became the new Venturing program.
Inmost Cub Scout leadership positions were opened to women, and in the Cubmaster, assistant Cubmaster, and all commissioner positions could also be filled by women. Previously, the sex listed on an applicant's birth certificate determined eligibility for these programs; going forward, the decision would be based on the gender listed on the application.
Ireland, age 16 inhad unofficially been participating in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts with her brother for twelve years, completing merit badges and the Arrow of Light, but none of this was officially recognized because she is a girl.
The values of Scouting — trustworthy, loyal, helpful, kind, brave and reverent, for example — are important for both young men and women.
We strive to bring what our organization does best — developing character and leadership for young people — to as many families and youth as possible as we help shape the next generation of leaders. Cub Scout Dens would either be all-girl or all-boy.
Individual Packs would have the choice of whether they wish their Pack have both girl Dens and boy Dens; have only boy Dens; or start a new Pack for girl Dens.The Boy Scouts are no longer just for boys.
The iconic scouting organization Boy Scouts of America (BSA) announced on Wednesday that it would allow girls to join the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts and. Colorado Camp Alexander (comment added 09/24/) My boys want to return to Camp A (as we call it) because of the enormous amount of activities, location, and camp staff.
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Formed in , Cub Scout Pack 81 serves the community of Chelmsford MA. Most of our boys come to us from South Row Elementary School and McCarthy Middle School, but all boys in the area in first through fifth grades (ages ) are welcome. Pack 81 is a family oriented Pack that includes siblings at all of our Pack Nights.
Many of our activities also allow for sibling participation. Grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins are all welcome to attend. I had a great time meeting and being interviewed by the boys in Cub Scout Pack 81 in Corry.
They asked a lot of terrific questions! The interview was part of the process to earn their Arrow of Light Award, it is the highest award one can earn as a Cub Scout.