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Scouting - Prepared. For Life.

“Be Prepared” is More than Our Motto

In Scouting, preparedness is more than a motto. That’s the idea behind the “Prepared. For Life.” theme adopted by the BSA and all councils, including Northern Star. It provides a succinct way for stating what Scouting is all about, to explain our role in helping young people on their journey to adulthood. The campaign emphasizes four distinct areas of preparation:

PREPARED FOR ADVENTURE.

Scouting encourages youth to pursue an active, healthy lifestyle and to enjoy the great outdoors.

PREPARED FOR LEADERSHIP.

Scouting gives young people the skills to take responsibility and to lead by example.

PREPARED FOR LEARNING.

Scouting teaches youth to set goals and work to achieve them one step at a time.

PREPARED FOR SERVICE.

Scouting motivates young people to build their communities by serving others.

Through Scouting, young people are prepared for life — making families, communities, our Nation and the world a better place for all of us.

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