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Laurel Highlands Council Boy Scouts of America


To prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Programs and Services

  • Cub Scouts - Cub Scouts is a year-round, family-friendly program designed for boys who are in kindergarten through fifth grade (ages 6-10). Activities are used to achieve the aims of Scouting- citizenship training, character development and personal fitness. Cub Scouts have the time of their lives making new friends and learning new things in an environment designed to help them succeed.
  • Boy Scouts - Boy Scouts is designed for boys ages 11-18, Boy Scouts learn responsible citizenship, character development and self-reliance through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities and educational programs. For over 100 years, Scouting programs have instilled in youth the values found in the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Today, these values are just as relevant in helping youth grow to their full potential as they were in 1910.
  • Trailblazer - The basic premise of Scouting for youth with disabilities and special needs is that they want most to participate like other youth—and Scouting gives them that opportunity. Thus, much of the program for Scouts with disabilities and special needs is directed at (1) helping unit leaders develop an awareness of disabled people among youth without disabilities and (2) encouraging the inclusion of Scouts with disabilities and special needs.
  • ScoutReach - Today, young people are faced with many challenges including fragile families and disintegrating neighborhoods. Scouting addresses many of the social concerns of parents and youth in our country. Scouting prepares urban and rural youth to be leaders, to accept responsibility, and to care about principles and causes beyond their own self-interest. ScoutReach is the Council’s commitment to making sure that all young people can join Scouting regardless of circumstances.
  • Exploring - a career learning program for young men and women between the ages of 14 and 20. Exploring units, called "posts", usually have a focus on a single career field, such as police, fire/rescue, health, law, aviation or engineering. Exploring is a work site-based program. It is part of Learning for Life's career education program for young men and women who are 14 through 20 years of age.

Primary Revenue Sources

Annual Giving campaign (Friends of Scouting) and special events

Primary Fundraising Event

Whitney M. Young Jr. Awards Dinner

2016 Financials

Federal Tax ID25-0965214
Net Assets$27,563,187


Name:Claire McCandless
Title:Development Officer
Address:Flag Plaza Scout Center, 1275 Bedford Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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