Boy Scouts of America - Overland Trails Council


Helping to expand Scouting in Buffalo County by starting new programs and provide support for local units already active.

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Address:2808 O'Flannagan PO Box 1361
Grand Island, NE 68802
Website:http://www.otc-bsa.org
Email:david.plond@scouting.org
Phone Number:308-382-3717 ext. 205
Fax:308-382-3718
Funds will be also used to support and expand existing Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, Venturing Crews, and Explorer Posts in Kearney, Ravenna, Shelton, and Elm Creek.

The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.

More than anything, the local Scouting program needs people who want to make an investment in the future of Scouting. An investment so that the next generation of young people can collect more food for to donate to the local food pantry in the Scouting for Food program, that more Scouts can practice good citizenship by waving the flag patriotically during the parade, that can learn the importance of living a lifestyle that challenges them to be both physically and mentally fit, and a generation of youth that will learn the great values that Scouting teaches.

Mission
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.

Boy Scout Oath
Scout Oath (or Promise)
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.

Boy Scout Law
A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.