COPTIC SCOUTS GROUP
Coptic Scouts is a nonprofit, educational association, which exists to foster the development and growth of our youth. Coptic Scouts serves to teach young individuals the values of the Coptic Church and the Holy Bible, discipline, altruism, and service and to further increase their awareness of their Coptic heritage and Christian Orthodox values.
Coptic Scouts is a joint effort of Saint Mark and Boy Scouts of America, and is open to children (both boys and girls) over the age of 8 or going to 4th grade.
SCOUTS IN NUMBERS
The Foundation of Scouting
I promise with all my honor, to do all I can to pay my duty to God and the queen, St. Mary, and to help the people at all times and obey the scout law.
The Scout member is trusted.
The Scout member is loyal.
The duty of a Scout member is to be useful and help others.
The Scout member is a friend to all people.
A Scout member is polite.
The Scout member is friendly with animals.
The Scout member is obedient.
The Scout member is calm.
The Scout member is economical.
The Scout member has clean thoughts.
The Scout member is brave.
The Scout member is kind.
The Scout member is cheerful.
The Scout member is reverent.
The Scout member is spiritual and obeys the church fathers and the rules.
The Scouting program is divided into three main sections, according to age and Experience
Scouts progress from rank to rank, learning new skills as they go. Each of the ranks and awards in Scouting has its own requirements. As Scouts get older and advance, the requirements become more challenging to match newfound skills and abilities. Each Scout progresses at their own pace as they meet each challenge.