About Pack 235
The Aim of Scouting is to promote the development of young girls and boys in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential, as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities. Since its founding in 1907 millions of people around the world have been able to gain from the opportunities that Scouting has been able to offer, benefiting them and society in numerous ways. Around the world there are more than 32 million Scouts, and of those some 2.4 million are here in the US.
Who knows what our current scouts will become in adulthood, but through Scouting we hope to give them the courage and the ability to find out. Through Scouting they learn new skills, work as a team and overcome fears. We help to teach them that making a decision is never the difficult bit – it’s learning to live with the consequences (as any scout who forgets to pack their sleeping bag for camp soon finds out!).
Although the financial goal of all scout groups, as non-profit organizations, is to be as fiscally independent and self-providing as possible, this only occurs through our fundraising activities and generous donations from families and business friends within our community. Monies raised through our fundraising activities and donations help provide our scouts with the funds to attending camping and various trip activities, as well as provide us the ability to maintain basic essential Scout functions that include our meeting materials, awards and achievements and sporting competitions like our pinewood derby races.
The wide range of activities offered each year, with our team of adult volunteers, help the Scouts learn new skills, try new experiences and make new friends. A successful pack also means it is a great way for parents to give their children a bit of freedom to gain their independence in a safe environment.
“The most important objective in a scout’s training is to educate, not instruct.” Lord Baden Powell