Gorham Scout Ranch

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BSA Changing Its Name to Scouting America

Name change to become effective 2025

POPCORN Launch Event

Calling all Popcorn Kernels, Parents, Unit Leaders and Scouts. FREE of charge.

Annual Business Meeting June 20

Nominations are now open for new Board members.

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A list of upcoming, youth focused events, ready for registration.

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Eagle Banquet

The Council is looking forward to meeting you and your fellow Eagles and honoring you with this enjoyable event.

Council Calendar

All Council related events, meetings and closure notices

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Council Merger FAQ's

GSWC and the Yucca Council are planning to merge. How? When?

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Why Scouting?

Discovery is at the heart of Scouting. Whether it’s a campout, derby car race, or hike on the trail, we believe every adventure helps us uncover a little more about ourselves. We build the foundations for humility and compassion—strengthening character through actions—to prepare youth for a lifetime of leadership. Prepared for Life - a Generational Impact This is more than a motto. It is a manifesto. It is our promise to the community and to every parent and child who Scouts with us. By Scouting in the Great Southwest Council (GSWC) of the Boy Scouts of America, every youth can learn to make an impact on the world around them and be more prepared for career and life.

Our Mission

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

Scout Law

A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent. 

Scout Oath

On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.”

Through the BSA programs, Scouts learn a variety of skills that prepare them to confront challenges through their life. Explore our site to learn more!

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