About the Gila River District

Who We Serve

We serve the following Arizona communities: Ahwatukee, Casa Grande, Chandler, Maricopa, Tempe, South Phoenix, and Yuma.

We Support our Scouting Units with Our District Committee and Commissioner staff.

We are the southern part of the Grand Canyon Council, one of two BSA Councils serving the state of Arizona.      

Here are some words from our District Chairman, Kent Thomas from Chandler.


About the Boy Scouts of America

Mission and Vision

Mission: 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.

Vision: 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.

Scout Oath and Law

Scout Oath:
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.

Scout Law:
A Scout is:
Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.