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The Boy Scouts of America
updated: Sep 21, 2013, 10:00 AM
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is one of the largest youth organizations in the United States, with 2.7
million youth members and over 1 million adult volunteers. Since its founding in 1910 as part of the
international Scout Movement, more than 110 million Americans have been members of the BSA.
The BSA goal is to train youth through two main programs - Cub Scouts & Boy Scouts. In each program
youth are taught responsible citizenship, character development, and self-reliance through participation
in a wide range of outdoor activities and educational programs in partnership with community
organizations. Outdoor activities and educational programs include camping, aquatics, shooting sports,
ropes courses, and hiking.
The Los Padres Council serves over 4,000 youth across the central coast of California with the quality
character-building, leadership development programs of the Boy Scouts of America. The Los Padres
Council has served the San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties since 1917.
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 Law.
Cub Scouts -
For over 80 years, Cub Scouts have been having the time of their lives making new friends and learning
new things in an environment designed to help them succeed. From building his own pinewood derby
car to learning how to roast the perfect marshmallow with his best friends at a family campout, your
child will LOVE being a Cub Scout. So if he's in the first through fifth grades, or 7 to 10 years old, then
it's time for him to have some fun … with the Cub Scouts.
Boy Scouts -
Boy Scouts prove themselves in an environment that challenges their courage and tests their nerve.
After they've been given the proper guidance from those with experience and know-how, they take their
own lead, going places they've never gone, seeing things they've never seen, and diving into the rugged
world of outdoor adventure, relying on teamwork and character to accomplish what everyone else thinks
is impossible. Sound fun? If you're a boy age 11, or at least 10 and have completed the fifth grade to 17
years old, the time for a real adventure is now.
To learn how to join Cub Scouts & Boy Scouts call 805-967-0105 or visit www.BeAScout.org.
Los Padres Council Service Center
4000 Modoc Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
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