Troop 111 of the Antelope Valley is a high energy, service oriented grass roots scouting organization. What does that mean? It means that we try to keep the focus of our scouting program in line with the original intent and expectation of Lord Robert Baden-Powell and William D. Boyce. Baden-Powell was the founder of the worldwide scouting movement, and Boyce was the founder of the Boy Scouts of America almost 100 years ago.
The following is from the Boy Scouts of America website:
For almost 100 years, Scouting programs have instilled in youth the values found in the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Today, these values are just as relevant in helping youth grow to their full potential as they were in 1910. Scouting helps youth develop academic skills, self-confidence, ethics, leadership skills, and citizenship skills that influence their adult lives.
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.
We hope this gives you a basic insight into Boy Scouts, and we encourage you to take a look at the other sections of our website to better understand about Marina Cathedral, who is our charter organization, and the
Throughout our site, we will try to provide Scouts, future Scouts, parents, family, friends, and volunteers as much information as possible to help you during your adventures in Scouting!