Skip to content. Skip to main navigation.

Boy Scouts of America Prepared for Life

Purpose of the BSA

Purpose of the BSA:The Boy Scouts of America was incorporated to provide a program for community organizations that offers effective character, citizenship, and personal fitness training for youth. Specifically, the BSA endeavors to develop American citizens who are physically, mentally, and emotionally fit; have a high degree of self-reliance as evidenced in such qualities as initiative, courage, and resourcefulness; have personal values based on religious concepts; have the desire and skills to help others; understand the principles of the American social, economic, and governmental systems; are knowledgeable about and take pride in their American heritage and understand our nation’s role in the world; have a keen respect for the basic rights of all people; and are prepared to participate in and give leadership to American society.

May’16 New Paltz


Welcome to the Mohonk Preserve.  8,000 acres trails, forest, cliffs, lakes . . . And home to Troop 71 for a weekend.  Located in New Paltz, NY we hiked the Shawankgunk Ridge (more affectionally know as “the Gunks”) from the West Traps trail head to the Mohonk Mountain House.  

Feb’16 Pennsylvania


February was a mix of learning and pure fun.  Most of us worked on the Railroading Merit Badge on Saturday and then we got to snow tubing on Sunday!


Upcoming Events

Troop 71 has some great events planed for the coming months:

  • Sailing Merit badge in June
  • Big Trip in July
    • Canoeing
    • Biking
    • Train Merit Badge
    • Treetop Canopy Tour
  • Summer Camp in August


© 2016 Troop 71 Bethel, CT - Boy Scouts of America | WordPress Admin
© 2016 Troop 71 Bethel, CT - Boy Scouts of America
WordPress Admin