The Sequoia Council is one of 270 local councils chartered by the Boy Scouts of America to support Scouting locally. The Sequoia Council covers Fresno, Madera, Kings and Tulare Counties.
The purpose of the Boy Scouts of America incorporated on February 8, 1910, and chartered by Congress in 1916 is to provide an educational program for boys and young adults to build character, to train them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and to develop personal fitness.
The Boy Scouts of America is the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training. In the future, Scouting will continue to:
- Offer young people responsible fun and adventure
- Instill in young people lifetime values and develop ethical character as expressed in the Scout Oath and Law
- Train young people in citizenship, service and leadership
- Serve America’s communities and families with its quality value-based program.
The Boy Scouts of America is one of the best youth organizations in the country because, put simply, young people in Scouting programs excel. When one is reminded of the global impacts of Scouting – that the only men to walk on the moon were Scouts, that the founder of Microsoft was a Scout, or that one of the few people to climb all seven of the world’s highest peaks was also a Scout, and that thousands of youth a year are in Scouting programs in our council territory – it is easy to offer financial support to the programs that develop the type of confidence needed to scale peaks and walk on the moon. These success stories occur everyday in Scouting.
As parents, leaders, and volunteers with the Boy Scouts of America, we know that the program works. We have seen firsthand all of the benefits of Scouting and have witnessed the positive changes and development within the youth we serve. But don’t take our word for it, check out some studies that have been done on the impact of Scouting on today’s youth. These studies – not surprisingly – put on paper what we’ve been saying for years; Scouting is still relevant and produces outcomes that no other youth serving organization can deliver.