Boy Scout mission

Boy Scout mission

Scouting’s Mission

Since 1910, the mission of the Boy Scouts of America has been to serve others by helping instill values in young people, to prepare them to make ethical choices and achieve their full potential.  Scouting is only one of many influences in life, including family, church, school and others.  Along with these, the Scouting experience helps boys become men.

Boy Scout Troop 64 schedules at least one activity per month for fun, advancement or service. Scouting is an outdoor program and emphasizes camping and other outdoor activities. Our Scouts take part in a yearly planning session each August, and decide on the activities for the coming year.

Some of our past monthly Boy Scout activities include: Backpacking, canoeing, hiking, caving, biking, archery, rappelling, climbing, swimming, S.C.U.B.A. diving, whitewater rafting, snow shoeing, lifesaving skills, geocaching, wilderness survival, snow camping, skiing, snorkeling, rifle and shotgun shooting, ice skating, fishing, conservation projects, community service projects, historical tours, work on various merit badges  and many others. The high point of the scouting year is summer camp at Buckskin Scout Reservation Dilly’s Mill located in Pocahontas County, WV. This week-long camp provides great opportunities for Scouts to learn outdoor skills, earn merit badges and advance in rank. Our troop usually attends summer camp in the month of June.

Cub Scouts Den 64 participates in several activities throughout the year including hiking, family camping, pinewood derby car races, campfire programs, service projects and summer day camp. The high point of the Cub Scout year is summer day camp where Cub Scouts are dropped off each day in the morning and picked up late afternoon at Coonskin Park.  Each day they participate in some of these activities: swimming, archery, BB Shooting, sling shots, nature hikes and other outdoor programs.