Saturday, May 7, 2011

Boy Scouts of America: Miramar, Florida

I was a Cub Scout and Boy Scout. My dad is an Eagle Scout. I think the Boy Scouts is a terrific organization to teach young boys to become great men. There are a few levels in the Boy Scout organization including Cub Scouts for the younger boys and Boy Scouts for the older boys. The South Florida Council for the Boy Scouts of America will be a great resource for you if you or your son is interested in getting involve with scouting. The National Council is also a place to learn more about the history and programs offered.

Personally, I had a little difficulty finding how to find information on local troops and how to get involved on a local level from the national site. I sill don't know how I eventually got to an area that let me search by location and zip code.

Here is what I found for Miramar, Florida. Two Cub Scout Packs on opposite ends of Miramar and two Boy Scout Troops that appear to be nearby in western Miramar. I encourage you to use the information below as a starting point to see how you and your sons can get involved in this great organization. Please report any valuable information to me here as it will help your fellow residents as well.

And soon, a post about another great organization. The Girl Scouts!

Miramar Cub Scouts

Pack 0441 Chief Petty Officers Association of Miami

Contact: Ellen Lowe for more information...
16450 Miramar Parkway
Unit located in west Miramar. We recruit from the following Elementary schools, Dolphin Bay, Silver Lakes, Sunset Lakes, and Silver Shores.

Pack 0427 Friends of Pack 427

Contact: Randall DeWitt for more information...
3632 SW 166th Ave

Miramar Boy Scouts

Troop 0441 Chief Petty Officers Association of Miami

Contact: 084 - South Florida Council for more information...
15255 NW 82nd Ave
Miami Lakes, FL 33016

Not sure why this address or contact number are given as the website shows this troop to be at Dolphin Bay Elementary, same as the Cub Scout pack above with the same number.

Troop 0054 Edison Park PTA

Contact: 084 - South Florida Council for more information...
15255 NW 82nd Ave
Miami Lakes, FL 33016

Same thing with this troop--in Miramar, but the same Miami Lakes contact information. If you find something out, let me know.

And don't forget to volunteer if you can! Very rewarding. I wish I had the time.

Always memorable, here are some of the words the Boy Scouts live by:

Boy 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.

Boy Scout Law

A Scout is:

and Reverent.

Boy Scout Motto

Be Prepared!

Victorinox Swiss Army Explorer Boy Scout Pocket Knife (Red)

Coleman Aluminum Mess KitCampfire Cookware)

Estwing E24A Sportsman's Hatchet Metal Handle

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