For almost 100 years, Scouting programs have instilled in youth the values found in the Scout Oath and Scout Law. You are located in the Dan Beard Council of the Boy Scouts of America which serves 32,000 youth in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area. 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.
-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.
The map below represents the geographic area and the 8 districts the Dan Beard Council serves.
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