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Scout Parent Information

Scout Parent Description

The Boy Scout program is designed for boys between the ages of 11 (10 with Arrow of Light) and 18. Most of their advancement and involvement depends on their own motivation to participate in Troop activities, work on skills and complete Merit Badges. The program is organized with the boys as the leaders and they run their own Troop with help and guidance from adults. 

Troop 468 following the guidelines of the Boy Scouts of America wants to help your son become a young man of good character, with organizational and leadership skills, and carry these skills into adulthood, all while having fun in the great outdoors. 

Troop 468 supports the ScoutParents program introduced by the Boy Scouts of America. What is a ScoutParent? A ScoutParent is a parent or adult mentor of a Scout who enthusiastically participates with their Scout and also helps other volunteers to provide the best quality Scouting program experience to all youth in the unit. A ScoutParent: Leads their family in obtaining the values, benefits, experiences and rewards from their family's Scouting participation, and in sharing these with others; Enjoys participating with his or her Scout and inspires their child to persevere in Scouting with their tenure, activity participation and achievement; Helps enhance youth and parent-mentor recruitment, retention, enthusiasm, commitment and participation in the passionate GREAT Family FUN of Scouting.

We feel the scouting experience should be a Worthwhile, Safe, Fun, Wholesome, Growth experience for your son. Giving him skills and character he can carry into adulthood. Any group organization needs evolving philosophy and procedures to assure uniform application, continued success and constant improvement. We appreciate your son being with us on this journey and we welcome your support and communication to help us do even better.

Below are links to some helpful documents and websites for parents seeking more information about the Boy Scout Program and Troop 468.

Resources for Scout Parents