The Boy Scout program is for boys ages 11-18 or those in the fifth through 12th grades, or who have earned the Arrow of Light award in Cub Scouts and are at least 10 years old. The goal of this program is to develop character, physical and mental fitness, and instill citizenship skills in the boys who participate.
With annual summer camp programs, one near Post, Texas and another in the mountains of New Mexico, the South Plains Council BSA has a diverse array of exciting and interesting programs to help boys grow into young men with leadership skills, confidence and outstanding character.
Troops in our area usually meet weekly, and many camp at least once a month.
Troops are organized internally into patrols, each of which is made up ideally of eight scouts.
Each patrol works within the troop, and sometimes on their own in activities that can include patrol-only camping and hiking.
The South Plains Council has an outstanding and well-developed program at all levels, including a large array of active Boy Scout Troops.