Most boys avoid obstacles. Boy Scouts seek them. They live for any opportunity to display their abilities while learning new skills. Camping is fun. Surviving a downpour in the middle of the night is an adventure. Cooking over a campfire is fun. Learning which wild berries are edible is survival. Spending a weekend in the woods is fun. Breaking camp without leaving a trace is admirable. These are invaluable experiences that can be had in Scouting. These are life lessons that transform today’s Boy Scouts into tomorrow’s leaders.
Boy Scouts develops young men into leaders with the willingness, character, spirit, and ability to advance the activities of their units, our Brotherhood, Scouting, and ultimately our nation. We do this by developing values and a sense of personal honor, working on life skills and leadership development, performing cheerful service and environmental stewardship. All of this while having fun camping and hanging out with other Scouts.
Troop 73 meets every Wednesday at 7:30 pm at the Westchester Community Church in Westchester, Illinois. If you are looking for fun, adventure and personal growth within a traditional “boy led” troop, come visit us at our next meeting or contact us.