Heart & Hands

Boy Scouts of America

Mission and Vision

Our Mission
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Scout Oath
On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and 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.


There are many Scout groups in the Kendall County area. Find the one right for you at scouting.org.

CUB SCOUTS: Boys and Girls grade K - 5th
Cub Scouting is fun for the whole family. In Scouting, boys and girls start with their best right now selves and grow into their very best future selves. It’s fun, hands-on learning and achievement that puts kids in the middle of the action and prepares them for today – and for life.

SCOUTS BSA: Youth ages 11 - 17
Scouts BSA is the traditional Scouting experience for youth in the fifth grade through high school. Service, community engagement, and leadership development become increasingly important parts of the program as Scouts lead their own activities and work their way toward earning Scouting’s highest rank, Eagle Scout.

VENTURING: Co-ed 14–20 years old
Venturing is all about building your adventure with your friends. Scouts will choose activities that matter to them and create their own opportunities for skill development like leadership, event-planning, organization, communication, and responsibility… all while having a blast!

SEA SCOUTING: Co-ed 14–20 years old
The Sea Scout program is THE place to be for young adults who love the water. The hands-on experiences of managing a ship’s watercraft will create memories that will never be forgotten! Scouts are given the opportunity to develop their maritime skillset while making lifelong friends and advancing their career opportunities for later.

EXPLORING: Co-ed 14–20 years old
Exploring gives young people a chance to investigate careers and create connections starting from a young age. It allows them to sample different professions OR dig into the vocation they feel called to! Through mentorship and firsthand experiences, Scouts will develop lifelong skills and knowledge.

STEM SCOUTS: Co-ed 14–20 years old
It’s time for kids to explore their world! The STEM Scouting program creates immersive experiences for youth to get hands-on in learning science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). STEM Scouts will work with professionals in lab settings and puzzle through experiments with like-minded friends.

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