Scout-age youth experience dramatic physical and emotional growth. Scouting offers them opportunities to channel much of that change into productive endeavors and to find the answers they are seeking for many of their questions.
In the outdoors, youth have opportunities to acquire skills that make them more self-reliant. They can explore canoe and hiking trails and complete challenges they first thought were beyond their ability. There is no greater teacher than the great outdoors.
Scouting programs instill in youth the values found in the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Scouting helps youth develop academic skills, self-confidence, ethics, leadership skills, and citizenship skills that influence their adult lives.
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With our new website we can now log our weekly activities so that everyone has a chance to keep on what the Troop has been working on. This gives the Troop Scribe an opportunity to use his position to share our progress as we come together to plan our adventures week in and week out. So click the button below to follow our journey.
Scouters can submit their ranks, merit badges and awards online. You will find this method to be easy, convenient, and accurate because you will enter the information yourself. After your information is entered, Unit leaders can approve all of your earned items and it will automatically update directly into the BSA’s official youth member record.
Troop 524 is a traditional scouting troop. We operate according to the BSA established Aims and Methods of Scouting. Troop 524 is a vibrant member of the Scouting community. We are committed to making a difference in the Ponca City area. Our Scouts often participate in community service activities such as volunteering time and collecting food for the hungry.
Scouts BSA helps youth develop into honorable adults. Scouts have many opportunities to learn skills of leadership, of the outdoors, and of life. Each Scout decides what they will learn and how quickly they will do it. As a Scout progresses, the value of their achievements will be reinforced through recognition and accomplishments during outdoor adventures.
Scouts BSA uses eight fundamental methods to meet a Scout’s hope for fun and adventure, and to achieve Scouting’s aims of encouraging character development, citizenship, and mental and physical fitness. A Scout troop functions best when all eight methods are employed.