The Las Vegas Area Council delivers the programs of the Boy Scouts of America to the youth of southern Nevada and western Arizona. We work in partnership with local chartering organizations, community partners, parents and more than 10,000 volunteers to help serve the nearly 20,000 youth registered to Scouting programs.
Scouting teaches young men and women values that will help them throughout their lifetimes. By instilling the values of the Scout Oath and Law we are able to prepare leaders for the future, instill duty to God and build long-lasting friendships.
On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.
A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.
Scouting’s Purpose & Founding
The Boy Scouts of America was founded in 1910 by William D. Boyce, following a model of Scouting created by Lord Robert Baden-Powell in England. It’s creation was prompted by a good turn from an unknown Scout more than 100 years ago.
According to the Boy Scout Handbook, “More than a hundred years ago on the foggy streets of London, England, American businessman William Boyce lost his way. A boy walked up and asked if he could help. Mr. Boyce explained where he wanted to go, and the boy led him there. The grateful American wanted to give the boy some money, but the boy said, ‘No, thank you, sir. I am a Scout. I won’t take anything for helping.’
“Mr. Boyce was so impressed by the boy’s actions that he learned more about the Boy Scout movement that was just beginning in Great Britain and about its founder, Robert Baden-Powell. Mr. Boyce realized that many boys in teh United States would want to be Scouts, too.”
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