El Paso Boy Scouts of America

The Boy Scouts of America is one of the largest youth organizations in the United States. El Paso has a strong scout establishment. Residents in the area can find a great troop and council to attend.

The objectives of the BSA are referred to as Aims of Scouting: character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness. The BSA pursues these aims through an informal education system called the Scout method, with variations that are designed to be appropriate for the age and maturity of each membership division.

The Boy Scouts was founded in 1907 by British General Robert Baden-Powell with the goal to help young men become responsible and self sufficient. A man, W. D. Boyce, encountered an 'unknown scout' and learned of the scouting movement. Shortly after the movement gained momentum and began to expand.

El Paso scouts can begin in Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts or the Venture program depending on their age. Contact the local scout chapter to find your troop and begin.

Some key tenants set the scouts apart from other organizations:

Scout Oath

On my honor, I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country;
To obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.

Scout Law

A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.

Scout Motto

Be Prepared

Scout Slogan

Do a good turn daily

Outdoor Code

As an American, I will do my best, to be clean in my outdoor manners, to be careful with fire, to be considerate in the outdoors, and to be conservation minded




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