Boy Scout program is a nation-wide program designed to enhance a boy’s
life experience through adventures in the outdoors. In addition to
learning outdoor skills, the scout program teaches leadership and
citizenship while having fun. The mission of Troop 17 is to prepare
boys to become leaders in our houses of worship, families, and
communities. We accomplish this by fostering character development,
team concepts, leadership skills, a desire for service and the pursuit
of excellence using the outdoor adventure program and the ideals of the
Boy Scouts of America.
is there a boy, even in these materialistic times, to whom the call of
the wild and the open road does not appeal? Maybe it is the primitive
instinct, anyway it is there. With that key a great door may be
unlocked, if it is only to admit fresh air and sunshine into the lives
that were otherwise grey.
heroes of the wild, the frontiersmen and explorers, the rovers of the
seas, the airman of the clouds, and pied piper to the boys. Where they
lead the boys will follow and these will dance to their tune when it
sings the song of manliness and pluck; of adventure and high endeavours
of efficiency and skill, of cheerful sacrifice of self for others.
There's meat in this for a boy; there's soul in it.
that lad going down a street; his eyes are looking far out. Is his
vision across the prairie or over the grey-backed seas? At any rate it
Scouting the boy has the chance to deck himself in frontier kit as one
of the great brotherhood of backwoodsmen. He can track and follow sign;
he can signal, he can light his fire and build his shack and cook his
grub. He can turn his hand to many things in pioneering and camp-craft."
Robert Baden Powell