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Scouting Basics

This is where you can find out the basics of Scouting, whether you just need a reminder, or you want to learn more about Scouting for your own daughter, this is where the core aspects of Scouting is laid out.

Mission Statement

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

Methods of scouting
  • The Ideals

    • The ideals of Boy Scouts of America are spelled out in the Scout Oath, Law, Motto, and Slogan. They help instill the values of good conduct, respect for others, and honesty ​

  • The Patrol Method

    • Made up of scouts who are close in age and experience level, each patrol helps its members develop a sense of pride and identity.


As one of eight methods of Scouting, advancements is a natural outcome of the other seven. Each girl plans and progresses at her own pace as she meets each challenge. A scout who is active in the Troop 372 program will almost certainly find herself advancing along the trail to Eagle Scout. 

Teaching Life skills

Scouting is a values-based program with its own code of conduct. The Scout Oath and Law help instill the values of good conduct and honesty. A youth who spends one year in a Scout troop will learn lifetime skills. She will learn basic outdoor skills, first aid, citizenship, leadership skills, self-reliance, and how to get along with others. Scouting will prepare her to live a productive and fulfilling life.


Most of Troop 372's activities take place outdoors where girls can find real adventure. It is in the outdoor setting that Scouts share the responsibilities and learn to live with one another. Being close to nature gives us an appreciation for Mother Nature's handiwork and humankind's place in it. Our camping schedule is under Events/Calender.

Association with adults

Girls learn a great deal from watching how adults conduct themselves. Our scout leaders act as positive role models for the members of the Troop, listening and encouraging the scouts, and taking a sincere interest in their development.

Leadership Development

Troop 372 is a girl-led unit. Through leadership experiences, girls learn planning, organization, and decision-making. 

Personal Growth
the uniform

Scouting-age girls are experiencing dramatic physical and emotional growth. Scouting offers them opportunities to channel their energy into productive endeavors and find answers they are seeking to many of their questions.

Wearing the uniform develops a sense of belonging to their patrol and the troop. Each girl should have a "Class A" uniform shirt that is worn to meetings, merit badge clinics, and while traveling. Any pants, shorts, or skirts that are olive green and stylistically similar to official scout wear is acceptable. Class B shirts are worn under Class A's and on campouts. Troop 372 also has an official neckerchief that is given to each girl who joins the troop.Please see the Parent Handbook for our complete uniform policy.

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