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Mission: The corporation shall promote, within the territory covered by the charter from time to time granted it by the boy scouts of america and in accordance with the congressional charter, bylaws, and rules and regulations of the boy scouts of america, the scouting program of promoting the ability of boys and young men and women to do things for themselves and others, training them in scoutcraft, and teaching them patriotism, coverage, self-reliance, and kindred virtues, using the methods which are now in common use by the boy scouts of america.

Programs: Traditonal scouting - in the bsa, scouting is considered to be one movement with three main programs: cub scouting is the largest of the three programs, available to boys from first to fifth-grade or 7 to 11 1/2 years. The program is designed to pursue the aims of character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness. Cub scouting is divided into age-based levels of tiger cubs, wolf cubs, bear cubs, and webelos scouts. Boy scouting is the flagship program of the bsa for boys ages 10 to 18. It uses outdoor activities such as camping, aquatics and hiking to achieve the aims of character, citizenship and personal fitness training. Varsity scouting is a sub-division of boy scouting available to boys ages 14 to 18; it adds a program of high adventure and sporting activities. The order of the arrow is the boy scouting national honor society for experienced campers, based on american indian traditions and is dedicated to the ideal of cheerful service and brotherhood. Venturing is a program for youg men and women 14 (and who have completed the eighth grade) through 20 years of age. Venturing's purpose is to provide positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. Over 2,500 served through 64 cub scout packs, 100 boy scout troops, and 35 venturing crews.

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