GLACIER'S EDGE COUNCIL - BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
The Glacier's Edge Council - Boy Scouts of America supports Scouting programs in 16 counties in South-Central Wisconsin and Northern Illinois.
We have 2 camp properties:
MAIN SERVICE CENTER: Wall Family Scout Service Center
5846 Manufacturers Drive
Madison, WI 53704-6278
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Summer Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:45 am to 5:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Janesville Scout Service Center
2300 East Racine Street
Janesville, WI 53545-4340
Closed – Sat, Sun, and Mon.
Tuesday – Thursday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm and Friday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Direct Line: 608-314-3193 FAX (608) 756-4676
Phone: (608) 756-4669
WHAT SCOUTS BELIEVE
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 Oath: Scout Law:
On my honor I will do my best A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal
to do my duty to God and my country Helpful, Friendly, Courteous,
and to obey the Scout Law; Kind, Obedient, Cheerful,
To help other people at all times; Thrifty, Brave, Clean, Reverent.
To keep myself physically strong,
WHAT SCOUTING OFFERS
There are many youth organizations, including sports, service clubs, fitness and educational programs. We salute them all for the work they do to help young people. But Scouting goes above and beyond, providing programs and activities that: allow boys to try new things, provide service to others, build self-confidence and reinforce ethical standards.
Scouting is filled with fun, adventure and values that last a lifetime. Men who were Scouts five or more years as boys are more likely than men with no Scouting experience to: Graduate from high school (91% vs 87%), Graduate from college (35% vs 19%), Earn higher annual household incomes ($80,000 vs $61,000), Have lifelong friendships, Attend religious services and Believe helping others should come before one's own self-interest. Source: Harris Interactive Study
WHY SCOUTING IS GOOD FOR YOUR FAMILY
The title of this section might confuse some parents. They have a picture of what they believe Scouting is all about... and that picture normally focuses only on a boy in uniform. It's true that Scouting programs are focused on boys, but we want the whole family involved. Dads and Moms can serve as leaders of Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops or Venture Crews. All we ask is that you take part in leadership and youth protection training that we provide.
Scouting makes families stronger. At least 90% of parents surveyed said that because of Scouting they shared time with their sons by working on projects together, going places together and talking together. The most important part of Scouting is the valuable gift of time spent between a Scout and his or her parents.