The Foundation of Scouting
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.
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.
Our Scouting Program
With more than 130 Merit Badges—from Archery and Art to Welding and Wilderness Survival—Scouting is the ultimate form of learning by doing. Boy Scouts explore their interests and improve their skills while working toward Scouting’s highest rank: Eagle. By first imagining, planning then doing their own service projects, Boy Scouts learn the value of hard work, and experience the thrill of seeing it pay off. Add in outdoor adventures, hiking and camping, and Scouting gives boys all the experience they need to become men.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How much 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! The registration fee to join Scouting is $33 annually. In addition, there are one-time uniform costs and nominal activity fees from time to time. Troop 32 offers the opportunity to offset these costs by unit fundraising and other available scholarship funds. Please contact our Scoutmaster for more information.
2. When and how often do Scouts meet?
Troop 32 generally meets weekly from Fall – Spring on Mondays at 7:00 – 8:30. During the summer we meet less frequently, but do have camping opportunities and a few more casual meetings. View more meeting information here.
3. Can special needs children get involved with Scouting?
Absolutely! Scouting seeks to provide the positive outcomes of character development and leadership skills for all eligible youth. Since its founding in 1910, the BSA has guided young men and women of all abilities down their path to success. Based on the individual needs and circumstances involved, Troop 32 leadership will work with a child’s parents to ensure a challenging and rewarding Scouting experience.
5. How do I sign up to be a volunteer?
Thank you for your interest in volunteering! There is nothing more rewarding than helping young people take their first steps down the path to success. It’s easy to get started! Simply complete an adult application and submit it, along with the $24 annual registration fee, to a Troop 32 leader. Leadership will guide you step-by-step through the process. See more information here.
6. How do I sign my child up for Scouting?
You’ve made a great choice to explore the fun and adventure of Scouting with Troop 32! To get started, simply complete a youth application and submit it, along with the $24 annual registration fee, to your unit’s leadership (Contact Information). They will guide you step-by-step through the process.