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Scouts Beyond Bars

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Scouts Beyond Bars

Serving the needs of Girls and Boys through scouting, who have been affected by trauma which includes being touched by a family member or loved one who is or has been incarcerated. 

 Scouting provides role models, structure, hope and support for our youth.  Scouting totally reverses the trend to being incarcerated which is eight times more likely to be incarcerated by having a family member or loved one who is or has been incarcerated.

 Girl Scouts

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Our Mission:  Girl scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Girl Scout Promise:  On my honor, I will try:  to serve God and my country, to help people at all times, and

to live by the Girl Scout Law.

 

Watch Video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9301WWgr3C8

 

Girl Scout Law:  I will do my best to be:  Honest and fair,  Friendly and helpful,  Considerate and caring,  Courageous and strong, and Responsible for what I say and do, and to:  Respect myself and others, Respect authority,  Use resources wisely,  Make the world a better place, and Be a sister to every Girl Scout.

 

Boy Scouts

Boy Scouts provides an educational program for boys and young adults to build character, to train in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and to develop personal fitness.

 

·        Mission Statement:  “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 Scout Law.

·        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.”

·        Scout Law:  “A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.”

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 Volunteers Needed:  We currently need committed individuals that are willing to be trained and serve our young women and men. 

 Contact Us:  For more information or to volunteer, click the “Contact” link on this website and indicate your interest in “Scouts Beyond Bars”; or contact Prison Ministries at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, at http://stthomasrochester.org/.  St. Thomas Episcopal Church is located at 2000 Highland, Avenue, Rochester, NY  14618.  Phone:  (585) 442-3544.

 

For information and inquiries pertaining to Scouts Beyond Bars Ministries (SBB), contact Dick Laidlaw at dlaidlaw@frontiernet.net.