The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.
For more than a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelog values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes - and, through over a century of experience, knows - that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.
Serving over 13,000 young people in the Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council, the Scouting program impacts our local community with over 160,000 recorded service hours by young people. Adult mentors volunteered 258,000 hours to help youth ages 6-21 earn 8,451 career and life skills.
Scouting works through neighborhoods, volunteer organizations and faith-based communities to help young people appreciate and respond to the needs of others, develop skills to be leaders and team players and give them the experiances and opportunties that develops in them a sense of hopeful future expectations.
Participating in camping trips, hikes and other outdoor activities, Scouts learn basic outdoor survivival skills from cooking to first aid. They develop leadership and social skills with their peers, while attending weekly troop meetings. They understand the meaning of hard work and commitment after taking part in community service projects.
It costs approximately $300 per year for our council to provide a quality Scouting program for each youth enrolled. All programs are 100% funded locally with no government funding.
Thank you for helping us impact youth currently in our program, and allowing us to continue to serve more boys and girls in our community.