Purpose of Scouting

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  • INTRODUCTION
  • Welcome to the Boy Scouts of America! By becoming a parent of a Boy Scout, you are setting you son ort on the grand adventure of Scouting. This is a tremendously important and rewarding endeavor that you will be able to share with him.  What is it all about? What will you be expected to do? What does it cost? We have prepared this booklet to answer these questions.  The following pages describe the organization of a Troop and the advancement pattern that each boy will follow. Reading this will help you understand how your boy can progress through the ranks with you help. It will help you understand how you can help and what the various adult volunteers are doing the help the Troop.  

  • What is it all about?

  • There are three aims in Scouting:
  • Aim I – To build character
  • Aim II – To foster citizenship
  • Aim III – To develop fitness
  • These aims are the bedrock of the American Scouting movement. They represent the long term outcomes we want for every boy.  It is the mission of the Boy Scouts of America to serve others by helping to install values in young people, and in the other ways to prepare them to make ethical choices over their lifetime in achieving their full potential.


  • Boy Scout Troop 82
  • Boy Scout Troop 82 was stared in June of 1937 by Scoutmaster, Wilmer F. Held, having 10 scouts. Our Troop has met at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church ever since. In November of 1947 the first two Eagle Scouts attained their goal. They were James Hubbert Jr., 16 years old and Fernley Palmer, Jr., 17 years old.