Scouts BSA is the Boy Scouts of America’s iconic program, now open to boys and girls. For the first time in our 100+ year boys and girls will have the chance to work toward the BSA’s most prestigious award, the rank of Eagle Scout! Scouts BSA is a year-round program for boys and girls in fifth grade through high school (or 11-18 years of age.)
Girls and boys have separate troops and meet regularly as a troop, but also have opportunities to join other troops of boys and girls for cooperative activities.
Troop 13 meets every Tuesday at 7pm at Avon Baptist Church, 119 N. Main St., Avon, MA. The schedule may vary during summers and school vacations. The troop will also take part in regular outdoor activities throughout the year and in a variety of community service projects.
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.
Aims & Methods of Scouting
The aims of Scouting are character development, personal fitness, and leadership. Specifically for members of the Scouts BSA program, we will work to instill a desire to serve the community, develop personal integrity, teach moral values, develop a sense of patriotism, teach self-reliance and respect for others. We achieve this by emphasizing the importance of the uniform, patrol method, adult association, personal growth, outdoor programs, advancement, leadership development, and ideals.
What is the Patrol Method?
Simply put, the patrol method is Scouting’s way of developing young leaders by creating multiple opportunities for Scouts to play a role in the leadership of a troop. The Scouts lead each other, developing their plans and carrying them out with the assistance of adult volunteers.