Blue Ridge District- Old Hickory Council BSA
- Children & Youth
- Education & Literacy
Location6600 Silas Creek PkwyWinston-Salem, NC 27106 United States
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, Reverent
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) provides the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be "Prepared. For Life.(r)"
Since its start in 1910, more than 130 million young men and women have participated in the BSA’s programs. More than 35 million adult volunteers have helped carry out the BSA’s mission.
BSA programs are divided by age and activity: Cub Scouting is for boys and girls in K through 5 th grade, Scouts BSA is open to young men and young women in grades 6 through 12. The BSA also offers career-oriented co-ed Exploring programs to youth age 10 through 20.
Scouting programs are operated by organizations which implement the Scouting program for youth within their communities. These units are led entirely by volunteers appointed by the chartering organization, who are supported by local councils using both volunteers and paid professional staff.