Blue Ridge Council - Boy Scouts of America - Greenville, South Carolina

Scouting

If you're between the ages 7 and 20, you might be interested in one of the Scouting Programs. If you're a parent, you might be interested in being selected a Scout leader. What is it that Scouts do? Check out this page to find the things that Scouts do!
What is Scouting
Scouting promises you the great outdoors. As a Scout, you can learn how to camp and hike without leaving a trace and how to take care of the land. You'll study wildlife up close and learn about nature all around you. There are plenty of skills for you to master, and you can teach others what you have learned. Everyone helping everyone else - that's part of Scouting, too.
Scouting promises you friendship. Members of the unit you join might be people you already know, and you will meet many other Scouts along the way. Some could become lifelong friends.
Scouting promises you tools to help you make the most of your family, community, and nation. The good deeds you perform every day will improve the lives of those around you. You will be prepared to help others in time of need.
Scouting promises you experiences and duties that will help you mature into a strong, wise adult.
Scouting Programs
Boys age 6 or First Grade can join Tiger Cubs
Boys age 7-10 or grades 2 - 5 can join Cub Scouts
Boys age 11 - 17 can join Boy Scouts
Young men and women ages 14 - 20 can join Venturing, Exploring, and Sea Scouts
Note that any youth may be a Scout without regard to background or economic status; resources are available for Special Needs youth.
Adult leaders are selected by the chartering organization and unit committee and approved by the council Scout Executive; they are trained to deliver the promise of scouting to youth in Scouting programs (and have a lot of fun as Scouting volunteers)
How to Join
1. Contact the District Scout Executive that serves the area where you live. You can phone the Scout Service Center at 864-233-8363 or 800-277-2726 to get the name and number of your Executive, or you can go here to locate your District contact information here.
2. When speaking to the District Executive, it is helpful to know the child's school, neighborhood, and town in order to locate a Scout unit in your area.
3. The District Executive will give you the names and numbers of units that are in your area.
4. Contact the unit leader and fill out a joining application for your child. Adults will complete an adult application to be considered for selection as a Scout leader.
Request Information Form
If you would like more information about joining, fill in the form below, submit it, and someone will contact you.

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5/29/13

 


 
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