Benefits of Boy Scout Membership

December 15, 2014 by wilsonneelynyc

Arguably the most ubiquitous youth community program of the 20th century, Boy Scouts of America helps children and teenagers build self-confidence and develop ethical standards of conduct. Here is a quick look at some of the character traits promoted by Boy Scouts of America:

Kindness: One of the most important aspects of the Scouting program, kindness includes acts of service to others and a general sense of congeniality. 78 percent of scouts believe that Scouting programs have taught them to care for other people.

Cleanliness: Referring to both physical fitness as well as environmentalism, nearly 80 percent of all Scouts indicate that Scouting has helped them develop their interests in physical activities. Scouts also receive valuable lessons in environmental stewardship.

Courtesy and Respect: The majority of Scouts believe that Scouting programs have instilled in them a deep sense of respect for others and nearly 90 percent believe that older people should be treated with deference.

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