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Youth Membership Benefits & Obligations

The Benefits of Youth Membership


  • Access to an active, exciting, fun-filled, and adventuresome program.
  • Authorization to wear a distinctive uniform.
  • Ability to participate in advancement and recognition programs and gain awards for performance.
  • Use of local council long-term camps and Cub Scout day camps with all their facilities.
  • Use of national high-adventure bases.
  • Participation in inter-national, national, and regional events, such as jamborees.
  • Opportunities for training in leadership, Scoutcraft skills, outdoor living skills, citizenship, career awareness, etc.
  • Identification with a large national organization having international affiliations.
  • Association with men and women of character who care about young people.



Obligations of Youth Membership


  • Understand the Scout Oath or Promise and Scout Law, and intend to live by the principles contained in them.
  • Be an active participant in the program and meetings of the unit.
  • Learn skills in order to become more self-sufficient and to be able to help others.