Scouts BSA is a single gender program for boys and girls 11 through 17 designed to develop character, citizenship, and fitness. Through the advancement program and peer group leadership, Scouting helps youth develop into well-rounded young people. The Eagle Scout Award, the highest rank in Scouting, is recognized around the world as a mark of excellence.
Scouts look forward to camping opportunities and many other district activities. In Scouts BSA, youth take responsibility for the activities of the troop. By planning and organizing activities, they develop teamwork and learn to lead as well as follow. While in Scouts BSA, many youth also participate in the Venturing and/or Sea Scout programs. Find a unit near you at www.beascout.org.
Boy Scout Program Opportunities
Thank you to the National Rifle Association
The National Rifle Association Foundation has once again been very generous to the Georgia Carolina Council of the Boy Scouts of America. "We are very excited about these new rifles which will allow Scouts to have a high quality shooting experience," said Craig Zimmerman, Co-Chair of the Council's Shooting Sports Committee. Pictured below are Scouts who attended Summer Camp at the Knox Scout Reservation in Lincolnton. After Scouts earn the coveted Rifle Merit Badge, they are eligible to participate in the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program. This summer there were more Scouts than ever taking the Advanced Rifle Course. The Knox Scout Reservation, one of the most beautiful properties in the South, is located in Lincolnton, but there are no Scout Troops in the county. Any organization or individual interested in starting a scouting program in Lincolnton should contact Ron Bane, Executive for the Kiokee Creek District at 706-834-9536.
Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America's oldest civil rights and Sportsmen's group. Five million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and is the leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement, and the military.
Established in 1990, the NRA Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization that raises tax-deductible contributions for activities that promote firearm and hunting safety and
enhance marksmanship skills.