Scouting is a world-wide youth movement that operates in almost every free nation of the world. The Boy Scouts of America was founded on February 8, 1910 and chartered by the United States Congress to work in cooperation with other agencies to provide a character education program to America's youth.
Over 300 local councils, like the Cimarron Council, assist local community organizations in providing the program of the Boy Scouts of America. Each council helps chartered organizations in its geographic area to effectively use the Scouting program and to expand the use of the program to other community groups.
The Cimarron Council is Scouting at its finest with a rich heritage of building leadership skills in youth. The Cimarron Council is more than 6,500 youth and numerous volunteer Scouters and adults enjoying and delivering the promise of Scouting in nineteen counties across northwestern and north-central Oklahoma!
The Cimarron Council is a volunteer board of directors committed to seeing the council succeed in delivering the promise of Scouting to the youth in our communities.
The Cimarron Council is professional and support staff, supporting the volunteers of Cimarron Council, and striving daily to deliver the promise of Scouting to the existing members of the Cimarron Council, and to open new doors for the Scouting opportunity to be available and enjoyed by new youth, their families, and other supporters of the Boy Scouts of America and the Cimarron Council.
The Cimarron Council serves Scouts and Scouters through four service areas. From these service areas, programming and training is developed to meet the local needs of Scouts and volunteers.
The four service areas include Enid, Ponca City, Stillwater and Woodward.
Each service area maintains a Roundtable meeting for all leaders. Cubmasters, Scoutmasters, Den Leaders, Committee Members, the new Scouter and the seasoned Scouter gather in Scout fellowship. The mission of roundtable is to provide quality resources, knowledge, and skills to unit leaders to enable and motivate them to deliver an outstanding program to their Scout troops. Roundtables focus on program highlights for upcoming months, not on the current month.
The Cimarron Council maintains a service center and two camping properties. The Council Office and Scout Shop is housed in the Walter P. Scheffe Service Center, located in Enid at 317 N. Grand Avenue. Camping properties include Williams Scout Reservation near Cleo Springs and Will Rogers Scout Reservation near Cleveland.
Cimarron Council History
The Cimarron Council was formed in the summer of 2000 through a consolidation of the former Great Salt Plains Council and the former Will Rogers Council to provide better service to the communities, youth, and units of the new Cimarron Council.
The service center is named for Silver Beaver recipient Walter Scheffe. Mr Scheffe was a strong supporter of Scouting for many years and donated the building in 1995.
The purpose of the Cimarron Council is to guide and support its districts for the achievement of the movement’s purpose. Councils establish policies and programs. Districts carry out the policies and programs in their respective territories. Your support of Scouting provides programs, services, professional support, as well as year-round outdoor programs - all designed to lead youth to lifelong values, service, and achievement.
The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.
For over a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes — and, through over a century of experience, knows — that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.
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.
The Boy Scouts of America will prepare every eligible youth in America to become a responsible, participating citizen and leader who is guided by the Scout Oath and Law.
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.
A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, reverent.