Boy Scouts of AmericaTroop 61Lawrence, Ks

Goals of Troop 61

A goal of the Boy Scouts of America is to help boys develop into honorable men. Scouts have many opportunities to learn skills of leadership, of the outdoors, and of life. Each scouting activity hopes to develop the boys' character, citizenship and mental and physical fitness. 

   We accomplish these goals through the boy leadership and parental involvement. These two terms might seem contradictory, but they are not. They are complimentary. In Boy Scouts the program is boy-centered. Boys plan all activities with adult guidance. Allowing the boys to plan the activities and the meetings takes some getting used to and patience. It takes practice to learn leadership. Our goal is that by the end of their leadership term, is that they have learned their specific leadership responsibility as outlined. Chapter Two of the Scout Handbook explains the patrol method and boy leadership.

We are an active troop; we camp each summer and we have monthly campouts throughout the year.  Our youth choose the locations and themes of the campouts.  We will encourage them to create a learning experience into each campout and activity, but yet maintain discipline and focus within the scouting program.