What is it?
The BSA Family Program is a series of activities designed to help strengthen all families-wheather two-parent, single-parent, or nontraditional. All family memebers are e
ncouraged to participate and may earn the BSA Family Award. All family members are encouraged to participate and may earn the award.
To earn the award, a family must complete 10 activities within a 12-month period. The family chooses one activity in two topics in each of the following categories.
1. Learning Through Fun and Adventure
2. Strengthening Family Relationships
3. Developing Personal Strengths
4. Teaching Responsibility
5. Handling Difficult Situations
When a family has completed the requirements, all family members are eligible to receive and award certificate, patches for uniform wear, and/or pins for non-uniform wear.
1. To strengthen families
2. To encourage family involvement in Scouting
Families are the basis of our society. In the family, children learn about love, values, and social interactions while they prepare for today's world. The family is vital to the future of our community and our nation.
The Boys Scouts of America has a great interest in the strength of family. Scouting's aim is to develop its youth into participating citizens of good character who are physically, spiritually, and mentally fit.
The organization recognizes that it is the responsibility of parents and family to teach their children. However, Scouting is an available resource that can help families accomplish worthy goals while building and strengthening relationships among family members.
September 2008 ~ Adjusting to the Move
October 2008 ~ Communicating
November 2008 ~ Giving
December 2008 ~ Learning Duty to God
January 2009 ~ Playing games with family
February 2009 ~ Learning Through from & Adventure - Being Patriotic
March 2009 ~ Cultivating Talents
April 2009 ~ Enjoying Family Fun
May 2009 ~ Learning Duty to God
June 2009 ~ Knowing It's Make Believe