Who We Are
The BSA's goal is to train youth in responsible citizenship, character development, and self-reliance through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities, educational programs, and, at older age levels, career-oriented programs in partnership with community organizations.
For younger members, the Scout method is part of the program to instill typical Scouting values such as trustworthiness, good citizenship, and outdoors skills, through a variety of activities such as camping, aquatics, and hiking.
As a Troop 539 Scout, you will one day look back when you first… Learned how to cook breakfast for your patrol, caught frogs at summer camp and helped build a roaring fire to sit around and tell stories.
As you proudly moved through rank, you will remember when you… Helped your patrol plan the meals for the big weekend camp out as Patrol Leader, jotted down the memories as Troop Scribe, helped Webelos earn their way as Den Chief, or ran the Troop as Senior Patrol Leader.
As you get ready for College and job interviews, you will remember how easy it was when you had to present yourself at your first Scout Board of Review. Scouting prepared you…The path you choose is yours to make…
What We Offer
This is the traditional Scouting experience for youth in the fifth grade through high school. Service, community engagement and leadership development become increasingly important parts of the program as youth lead their own activities and work their way toward earning Scouting’s highest rank, Eagle Scout.
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 Law.
Uniform and Insignia of
the Boy Scouts
The Boy Scouts of America has always been a uniformed body. Its uniforms help to create a sense of belonging. They symbolize character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness. Wearing a uniform gives youth and adult members a sense of identification and commitment.
Personal equality – The uniform represents a democratic idea of equality, bringing people of different backgrounds together in the Scouting tradition.
Identification – The uniform identifies youth and adult members of the Boy Scouts of America, visible as a force for good in the community. When properly and smartly worn, the uniform can build good unit spirit.
Achievement – The uniform shows the wearer’s activity, responsibility, and achievement. The accomplishments of every youth and adult member can be recognized by the insignia worn on the uniform.
Personal commitment – The uniform is a constant reminder to all members of their commitment to the ideals and purpose of the Scouting movement. It is a way of making visible members’ commitment to a belief in God, loyalty to country, and helping others at all times.
The leaders of Scouting—volunteer and professional—should promote the wearing of the correct, complete uniform on all suitable occasions.