On behalf of Troop 88 – Rumford, we extend our invitation to you one of our meetings with your son. You will get a firsthand look at some of our troop activities, and you can visit with our Scouts and adult leaders.
Scouting has a reputation for helping youth develop self-reliance, strong character, respect for others, good citizenship skills, and physical and mental fitness. Scouting has never left the ideals on which it was founded. For over a century, our programs have instilled in youth the values and knowledge that they need to become leaders in their communities and in their countries.
The ideals of Scouting are spelled out in the Scout Oath, the Scout Law, the Scout motto, and the Scout slogan. A Scout measures himself against these ideals and continually tries to improve. The goals are high. As he reaches for them, he has some control over what and who he becomes. As Scouts plan their activities and progress toward their goals, they experience personal growth. Boys grow as they participate in community service projects and do Good Turns for others.
The Scout program encourages boys to learn and practice leadership skills. Every Scout has the opportunity to participate in both shared and total leadership situations. Understanding the concepts of leadership helps a boy accept the leadership role of others and guides him toward the citizenship aim of Scouting.
Scouting is designed to take place outdoors. It is in this setting that Scouts share responsibilities and learn to live with one another. In the outdoors, the skills and activities practiced at troop meetings come alive with purpose. Being close to nature helps Scouts gain an appreciation for the beauty of the world around us. The outdoors is the laboratory in which Scouts learn ecology and practice conservation of nature's resources.
Troop 88 - Rumford will participate in these activities and even more in the coming year. We would like to invite your son to join us in Scouting. We hope he will take a toward building a solid future.
For further information please send an email to the website administrator or visit one of our weekly Monday meetings. Meeting time and location is on the main page.
We look forward to meeting you!