Theodore Roosevelt and the BSA
Theodore Roosevelt was a guiding figure in the early years of the Boy Scout Movement in the United States. A former president, proponent of training young men for service to their nation and their community, and proponent of the "strenuous life", Roosevelt thought that the Boy Scouts of America would answer the need for guiding boys to manhood. He was the first commissioner of the Nassau County Council, and was declared Chief Scout Citizen in 1911.
Today the Boy Scouts of America and the National Park Service are national partners in encouraging young people to explore their National Parks. Sagamore Hill NHS continues Roosevelt's dedication to scouting by offering opportunities for achievement-based programs as well as opportunities for community service.
Cub Scout Programs
1G, 2D, 5G Utilizing Theodore Roosevelt's Home, the Old Orchard museum, and the Nature Trail, this program explores the park and the way TR lived with his family. 60 minutes
"What Makes America Special?" 60 minutes
Forester, Naturalist, and Citizen Activity Badges. 60 minutes each
Download a PDF of our Cub Scout programs flyer here.