“In all of this, it is the spirit that matters. Our Scout Law and Promise, when we really put them into practice, take away all occasion for wars and strife among nations.”
-Sir Robert Baden-Powell
Since 1910, Scouting has helped mold the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes and, through nearly a century of experience, understands that helping youth puts us on a path toward a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.
For almost 100 years, Scouting programs have instilled in youth the values found in the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Today, these values are just as relevant in helping youth grow to their full potential as they were in 1910. Scouting helps youth develop academic skills, self-confidence, ethics, leadership skills, and citizenship skills that influence their adult lives.
While various activities and youth groups teach basic skills and promote teamwork, Scouting goes beyond that and encourages youth to achieve a deeper appreciation for service to others in their community.
Youth involvement in camping and community service is strongly encouraged, but not obligatory. With the overly crowded schedules that most of us live by it is not always possible to fully participate in every activity that is made available. The leadership of the Troop does encourage all of the youth members to participate as often and as fully as possible.
Troop 144 meets every Thursday night from 7:30pm until 9:00pm at the Grasslyn Legion Post. The Troop goes camping once a month to either state parks, official scout camps, national parks, or special camping locations that have been pre-approved by the Troop leadership. The young men of Troop 144 are provided with numerous activities to participate in community service via St. Denis Church, other local churches, Haverford Township, the local Legion Post, and other community organizations.