Boy Scouts Research Paper

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Many people believe the Boy Scouts of America, BSA program is blemished due to recent events. However, I think the Boy Scout program is a great thing. This program gave me various life-long experiences and presented different aspects of the world. More importantly, this program shaped my personal experiences by allowing me to understand the benefits of leadership, teamwork, and improve communication.
The BSA is designed to foster leaders, service, teamwork and communication to build stronger communities. I defined these terms in a manner that describes the actions and essence of words. A leader, is someone who can drive other people toward a common goal. Service is defined as a helpful act that contributes to the welfare of others. Teamwork …show more content…

Luckily, scouting is designed to overcome this obstacle gradually. As you mature in scouting the expectation is that the older scouts will lead the troop through planning camping trips, meals, and excursions for monthly camping. To help the scouts be a more effective BSA offers a youth leadership course, National Youth Leadership Training, NYLT. Of course, my dad sent me to this very same program. “… The new NYLT integrates the best of modern leadership theory with the traditional strengths of the Scouting experience. Through activities, presentations, challenges, discussions, and audio-visual support, NYLT participants will be engaged in a unified approach to leadership that will give them the skill and confidence to lead well.”() Looking back, I was glad that he did because it prepared me and many others to accomplish the pinnacle of Boy Scouts which is earning your Eagle rank. Scouting challenges all the boys to take a leadership position within a …show more content…

A prime example was when I lead a group of thirty-seven people to complete my Eagle Scout project. For this project, I directed the group to form a seventeen by twenty-three foot pebbled area and three extra-large outdoor dog kennels. To accomplish this task the Boy Scout program taught me how to think critically, to organize blue prints, investigate city ordinances, calculate the yards of materials needed, and evaluate the depth of the anchors to avoid hitting underground gas lines and plumbing by talking to City Public Service. Yes, of course the program also reinforces safety. So again, all scouts must learn to look for signs of heat stroke, dehydration and figure out where the local hospitals are in case of an emergency. In hindsight, I value the importance of safety because I had to really watch the youth to make sure none of them cut off a finger or a limb while working with power tools. In short, the program teaches scouts to value leadership to accomplish

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