Now is a great time to join Scouts

    Local Cub Scout and Scouts BSA units are inviting local youth to join Scouting during out Recruitment Blitz Week of November 1 to 7 and get in on the fun.  


    Cub Scouts is for boys and girls in kindergarten to fifth grade and Scouts BSA is for boys in grades 6 to 18 years of age.  We do have some Scouts BSA Troops for girls in grades sixth to 18 years of age but none as of yet in Crawford County.
    Scouting’s programs and outdoor adventures give young people the opportunity and freedom to explore a world beyond the boundaries of everyday life. It presents them with chances to try new things, provide service to others, build self-confidence and develop leadership skills.
    These experiences not only help Scouts while they are young, but also stay with them throughout their adult lives, growing into exceptional men and women that respect their family, community, religion, country and themselves.
    With parent’s and kid’s schedules growing busier every day, Scouting makes the most of what little time parents have to positively impact their kids’ lives.
    Every person in Scouting learns the motto “Be Prepared.”
    And while that can mean a lot of things to a lot of people, ultimately the Boy Scouts of America prepares young people for life. We prepare them for life by creating opportunities for learning and growth that foster and strengthen self-confidence, ethics, respect for others, academic skills, and leadership abilities that stay with them their entire lives.
    To learn more about local Scouting, when the meet, and who to contact to register go to:  stlbsa.org/join-osage-scouting
    We look forward to welcoming all youth and their families into the wonderful adventure of Scouting.  
    For more information on Scouting feel free to contact Ken Etter at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..