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The Promise of Scouting
One of the first things that a Boy Scout purchases upon joining Scouting is the Boy Scout Handbook.  In this handbook, some promises are made...

SCOUTING promises you the great outdoors.  As a Scout, you can learn how to camp and hike without leaving a trace and how to take care of the land.  You'll study wildlife up close and learn about nature all around you.  There are plenty of skills for you to master, and you can teach others what you have learned.  Everyone helping everyone else - that's part of Scouting, too.

SCOUTING promises you friendship.  Members of a troop you join might be boys you already know, and you will meet many other Scouts along the way.  Some could become lifelong friends.

SCOUTING promises you tools to help you make the most of your family, your community, and your nation.  The good deeds you perform every day will improve the lives of those around you.  You will be prepared to help others in time of need.

SCOUTING promises you experiences and duties that will help you mature into a strong, wise adult.  The Scout Oath and the Scout Law can guide you while you are a Scout and throughout your life.

Adventure, learning, challenge, responsibility - the promise of Scouting is all this and more.  Are you ready for the adventure to begin? 

Does all this sound fun?  If you are not a Scout and you are ready for the adventure to begin, have a parent call the Boy Scout Council in your community for information about a Troop for you to visit. 

If you are a Scout in Northwest Guilford County (Colfax, Oak Ridge, Stokesdale, and Summerfield), have a parent e-mail the
Scoutmaster of Troop 600 for information about Troops in your area where you can live the promises of Scouting.