Joining Cub Scouts or Boy Scouts

 

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Your son can join Cub Scouts or Boy Scouts by attending a rally being held at his school or a school of your choice! If you don’t want to wait or cannot make it to the school rally, boys still have the opportunity to join. In fact, boys can join anytime throughout the year!

 

Call the Buffalo Trail Council at 432-570-7601 OR download an application form by clicking HERE and email it to info@buffalotrailbsa.org.

 

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 Cub Scout Recruiting

Do you want to have fun with friends, play team sports, and camp? Then finding out more about Cub Scouts is the first step!

Cub Scouts is for ALL boys in the first through fifth grades and offers a variety of fun and educational programs for boys and their families. Cub Scouting means “doing.” Everything in Cub Scouting is designed to have the boys doing things. Activities are used to achieve the aims of Scouting-citizenship training, character development, and personal fitness. Many of the activities happen right in the den and pack. The most important are the weekly den meetings and the monthly pack meetings.

ACTIVITIES

Cub Scouting is an active program. Everything we do is designed to have boys participating in active learning. Activities happen at weekly den meetings and monthly pack meetings as well as right at home with family members. They are designed to be fun and to achieve the aims of Scouting – citizenship training, character development, and personal fitness.

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CUB SCOUT SPORTS AND ACADEMICS

The Cub Scout Sports and Academics program provides the opportunity for boys to learn new techniques, develop sportsmanship, increase scholarship skills, and have fun. Participation in the program allows boys to be recognized for physical fitness and talent-building activities.

CAMPING

Age-appropriate camping programs are packed with theme-oriented action that brings Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts into the world of imagination. From day camps to overnight camps, all Scouting programs and facilities are designed to match each boy’s interests and experience levels. Camping programs combine fun and excitement with doing one’s best, getting along with others, and developing an appreciation for the environment and the world of the outdoors.

MORE INFORMATION AT ANOTHER GREAT WEBSITE

Learn more about the fun of Cub Scouting on the Buffalo Trail Council Website and on the National Council Joincubscouting.com web site.

Boy Scout Recruiting

scouts11Boy Scouting is a year-round program for ALL boys age 11 – 17 (6th -12th grades). (Boys who are 10 may join if they have received the Arrow of Light Award in Cub Scouts or have finished the fifth grade.) Boy Scouting is a program of fun outdoor activities, peer group leadership opportunities, and a personal exploration of career, hobby and special interests, all designed to achieve the BSA’s objectives of strengthening character, personal fitness and good citizenship.

AIMS OF SCOUTING

The Scouting program has three specific objectives, commonly referred to as the “Aims of Scouting.”

    • Character Development
    • Citizenship Training
    • Personal Fitness

 

METHODS OF SCOUTING

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The methods by which the aims are achieved are listed below in random order to emphasize the equal importance of each.

Ideals. The ideals of Boy Scouting are spelled out in the Scout Oath, the Scout Law, the Scout motto, and the Scout slogan. The Boy Scout measures himself against these ideals and continually tries to improve. The goals are high, and as he reaches for them, he has some control over what and who he becomes.

Patrols. The patrol method gives Boy Scouts an experience in group living and participating citizenship. It places responsibility on young shoulders and teaches boys how to accept it. The patrol method allows Scouts to interact in small groups where members can easily relate to each other. These small groups determine troop activities through elected representatives.

Ryland Prichard from Troop 91 at Guadalupe Mtns Natl PkOutdoor Programs. Boy Scouting is designed to take place outdoors. It is in the outdoor setting that Scouts share responsibilities and learn to live with one another. In the outdoors the skills and activities practiced at troop meetings come alive with purpose. Being close to nature helps Boy Scouts gain an appreciation for the beauty of the world around us. The outdoors is the laboratory in which Boy Scouts learn ecology and practice conservation of nature’s resources.

Advancement. Boy Scouting provides a series of surmountable obstacles and steps in overcoming them through the advancement method. The Boy Scout plans his advancement and progresses at his own pace as he meets each challenge. The Boy Scout is rewarded for each achievement, which helps him gain self-confidence. The steps in the advancement system help a Boy Scout grow in self-reliance and in the ability to help others.

Associations With Adults. Boys learn a great deal by watching how adults conduct themselves. Scout leaders can be positive role models for the members of the troop. In many cases a Scoutmaster who is willing to listen to boys, encourage them, and take a sincere interest in them can make a profound difference in their lives.

Cavalcade 2Personal Growth. As Boy Scouts plan their activities and progress toward their goals, they experience personal growth. The Good Turn concept is a major part of the personal growth method of Boy Scouting. Boys grow as they participate in community service projects and do Good Turns for others. Probably no device is as successful in developing a basis for personal growth as the daily Good Turn. The religious emblems program also is a large part of the personal growth method. Frequent personal conferences with his Scoutmaster help each Boy Scout to determine his growth toward Scouting’s aims.

Sustainability 10Leadership Development. The Boy Scout program encourages boys to learn and practice leadership skills. Every Boy Scout has the opportunity to participate in both shared and total leadership situations. Understanding the concepts of leadership helps a boy accept the leadership role of others and guides him toward the citizenship aim of Scouting.

T175 and Gov Rick PerryUniform. The uniform makes the Boy Scout troop visible as a force for good and creates a positive youth image in the community. Boy Scouting is an action program, and wearing the uniform is an action that shows each Boy Scout’s commitment to the aims and purposes of Scouting. The uniform gives the Boy Scout identity in a world brotherhood of youth who believe in the same ideals. The uniform is practical attire for Boy Scout activities and provides a way for Boy Scouts to wear the badges that show what they have accomplished.

MORE INFORMATION AT ANOTHER GREAT WEBSITE

Learn more about the fun of Boy Scouting on the Buffalo Trail Council website and on the National Council website.

COUNCIL RALLY DATES
Autumn Rallies 2014 – School recruiting nights will begin in August, so please check back to see that date your school rally will take place.  However, YOU CAN JOIN SCOUTING ANYTIME OF THE YEAR by filling out the information box above, or by calling 432-570-7601!

 

Midland Area Rallies
School Date Time Place
Bonham TBA TBA TBA
Bowie TBA TBA TBA
Bush TBA TBA TBA
Crockett TBA TBA TBA
De Zavala TBA TBA TBA
Emerson TBA TBA TBA
Fannin TBA TBA TBA
Greathouse TBA TBA TBA
Henderson TBA TBA TBA
Lamar TBA TBA TBA
Long TBA TBA TBA
Parker TBA TBA TBA
Sam Houston TBA TBA TBA
Santa Rita TBA TBA TBA
Scharbauer TBA TBA TBA
South TBA TBA TBA
Travis TBA TBA TBA
Soccer and Scouting
School Date Time Place
Midland
DeZavala TBA TBA TBA
Travis TBA TBA TBA
South TBA TBA TBA
Milam TBA TBA TBA
Crockett TBA TBA TBA
Odessa
Travis TBA TBA TBA
Cavazos TBA TBA TBA
Murry Fly TBA TBA TBA
Milam TBA TBA TBA
Zavala TBA TBA TBA
Hays TBA TBA TBA
Big Spring Area Rallies
Goliad Elem. TBA TBA TBA
Kentwood Elem. TBA TBA TBA
Marcy Elem. TBA TBA TBA
Moss Elem. TBA TBA TBA
Bauer Elem. TBA TBA TBA
Washington Elem. TBA TBA TBA
Elbow Elem. TBA TBA TBA
Coahoma Elem. TBA TBA TBA
Garden City Elem. TBA TBA TBA
Sterling City Elem. TBA TBA TBA
Colorado City Elem. TBA TBA TBA
Snyder Elem. TBA TBA TBA
Odessa Area Rallies
School Date Time Place
Austin Elem TBA TBA TBA
Barbara Jordan Elem. TBA TBA TBA
Blackshear Magnet TBA TBA TBA
Blanton Elem. TBA TBA TBA
Burleson Elem. TBA TBA TBA
Burnet TBA TBA TBA
Cameron Elem. TBA TBA TBA
Cavazos Elem. TBA TBA TBA
Dowling Elem. TBA TBA TBA
Gale Pond Alamo Elem. TBA TBA TBA
Goliad TBA TBA TBA
Gonzales Elem. TBA TBA TBA
Hays Magnet TBA TBA TBA
Ireland Magnet TBA TBA TBA
L. B. Johnson Elem. TBA TBA TBA
Milam Magnet TBA TBA TBA
Montessori School at Austin TBA TBA TBA
Murry Fly Elem. TBA TBA TBA
Noel Magnet TBA TBA TBA
Pease Elem. TBA TBA TBA
Reagan Magnet TBA TBA TBA
Ross Elem. TBA TBA TBA
Sam Houston Elem TBA TBA TBA
San Jacinto Elem. TBA TBA TBA
Travis Magnet TBA TBA TBA
Zavala Magnet TBA TBA TBA
Andrews Elem. Schools TBA TBA TBA
Devonian TBA TBA TBA
San Andres TBA TBA TBA
Clearfork TBA TBA TBA
Big Bend Area Rallies
School Date Time Place
Alpine Elementary TBA TBA TBA
Dirks-Anderson Elem. TBA TBA TBA
Marfa Elem. TBA TBA TBA
Presidio Elem. TBA TBA TBA
San Vicente Elem TBA TBA TBA
Terlingua Elem. TBA TBA TBA
Monahans Area Rallies
School Date Time Place
Tatom Elementary TBA TBA TBA
Edwards Elementary TBA TBA TBA
East Primary TBA TBA TBA
Purple Sage TBA TBA TBA