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Boy Scout Troop 65
(Wood Dale, Illinois)
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Mission Statement of the Boy Scouts of America

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

Scout Oath Scout Law
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.
A Scout is:

Why Scouts?

Of any one hundred boys who become Scouts…

Of any one hundred boys who become Scouts, it must be confessed that thirty will drop out in their first year. Perhaps this may be regarded as a failure, but later in life, all of these will remember that they had been in Scouting and will speak well of the program.

Of the one hundred, only rarely will one ever appear before a juvenile court judge. Twelve of the one hundred will be from families that belong to no church. Through Scouting, these twelve and many of their families will be brought into contact with a church and will continue to be active all their lives. Six of the one hundred will become pastors.

Each of the one hundred will learn something from Scouting, and all will develop hobbies that will add interest throughout the rest of their lives. Approximately one-half will serve in the military, and in varying degrees, profit from their Scout training. At least one will use it to save another person's life, and many may credit it for saving their own.

Four of the one hundred will reach Eagle rank, and at least one will later say that he valued his Eagle above his college degree. Many will find their future vocation through merit badge work and Scouting contacts. Seventeen of the one hundred boys will become adult leaders and will give leadership to thousands of additional boys.

One in four boys in America will become Scouts, but it is interesting to know that of the leaders of this nation in business, religion and politics, three out of four were Scouts.

This story will never end. Like the 'Golden Pebble' of service dropped into the human sea, it will continue to radiate in ever-widening circles, influencing the characters of men through unending time."

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What we do

High Adventure Troop

Troop events are outdoor, nature-based, and skill oriented including physical challenges and personal growth.
Annual high adventure trip to exciting places around America.

Service Oriented

We participate in Adopt a Highway, Food Packing for those in need, Community Parades and Service projects.

Advancement & Leadership

Strong six decade reputation for developing leadership, merit, and character. Producing generations of Eagle Scouts.

Family Friendly

Several times per year, Family activities are incorporated into scout outings such as Family Camp and Family Ski Trip.


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