Investment in Character


Anyone can talk about making a difference in the lives of young people - but scouting puts words in to action. Words like, HONOR, DUTY, LEADERSHIP and SERVICE.


These words translate into actions like achieveing academic success, building self-condfidence and creating opportunities that many kids can't get anywhere else. It all starts with our values.  We have lived by these words for more than 100 years.

Look what our scouts have done in a year:

  • 140 Scouts earned the rank of Eagle
    • Boy Scouting's Highest Award
  • 250 Scouts earned the Arrow of Light Award
    • Cub Scouting's Highest Award
  • 5,817 Scouts experienced a first rate summer and event camping experience
  • 2,642 Scouts advanced a rank
  • 3,616 Merit Badges were earned
  • 10,365 Hours of cleaning, mucking, helping, cooking, rebuilding by Scouts for Flood Relief in our communities.



The Investment in Character Campaign keeps Scouting an affordable, effective youth development program. It funds the council's infrastructure, or general operating portion of the budget, and provides a support system for the more than 7,600 co-ed youth and 2,911 volunteers that partner with the Istrouma Area Council.




  • Scouting Has Ideals

  • Scouting Strengthens Families

  • Scouting Helps Boys Develop Interests and Skills

  • Scouting Provides Adventure

  • Scouting Has an Advancement Plan

  • Scouting Creates Fellowship

  • Scouting Promotes Diversity

  • Scouting Teaches Duty to God and Country

  • Scouting Provides a Year-Round Program

  • Scouting Is a Positive Place



Istrouma Area Council

Pennington Boy Scouts of America Center

9644 Brookline Avenue

Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70809

Phone: 225-926-2697

Fax: 225-926-7552


Istrouma Area Council Service Center: M-F 8:30 AM-5:30 PM

Istrouma Area Council Service Center: Closed on Saturday

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BSA Investment in Character Presentation Download