Scouting at Unity
The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.
Unity Presbyterian Church, as part of its youth work, is the chartered organization for three scouting units:
- Cub Scouts Pack 108 – serving boys 1st grade through 5th grade
- Boy Scouts Troop 108 – serving boys aged 11-18
- Venture Crew 1110 – serving boys and girls aged 14-21
The Troop and Pack 108 organizations have been in existence and very active for over 40 years. As of 2012, ninety three boys from this Troop have received the rank of “Eagle” through this program. Groups meet most weeks, primarily at the church facilities for various activities and meetings. Service projects, camping, hiking, and other age appropriate activities and excursions are also planned throughout the year.
Boy Scouts of America
For over a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes — and, through over a century of experience, knows — that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.
The Boy Scouts of America provides youth with programs and activities that allow them to
- Try new things.
- Provide service to others.
- Build self-confidence.
- Reinforce ethical standards.
While various activities and youth groups teach basic skills and promote teamwork, Scouting goes beyond that and encourages youth to achieve a deeper appreciation for service to others in their community.
Scouting provides youth with a sense that they are important as individuals. It is communicated to them that those in the Scouting family care about what happens to them, regardless of whether a game is won or lost.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, Scouting promotes activities that lead to personal responsibility and high self-esteem. As a result, when hard decisions have to be made, peer pressure can be resisted and the right choices can be made.
The Boy Scouts of America relies on dedicated volunteers to promote its mission of preparing young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Today, nearly 1.2 million adults provide leadership and mentoring to Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers.
Through the dedication of these many volunteers, the Boy Scouts of America remains the foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training in America.
To adults who are not currently Scout volunteers, we invite you to become a volunteer and share in the positive experiences of the Scouting programs.