Up, Up, and Away
In 1985, Eagle Scout Dr. Ralph Armstrong created the first Boy Scouts of America hot-air balloon. Now there are three, with more on the way.
Brave was the second Boy Scout balloon and features the Order of The Arrow logo.
The original Trustworthy was retired last year and replaced with a new model featuring the BSA’s 100th anniversary logo
Loyal was the last BSA Balloon and features the National Eagle Scout Association logo.
Boy Scout Hot Air Balloon Team
On the Drawing Board
Fundraising is ongoing for Thrifty, Clean, and Reverent. The ultimate goal: balloons representing all 12 points of the Scout Law
ThriftyA Scout is thrifty. A Scout works to pay his way and to help others. He saves for the future. He protects and conserves natural resources. He carefully uses time and property.
CleanA Scout is clean. A Scout keeps his body and mind fit. He chooses the company of those who live by high standards. He helps keep his home and community clean
ReverentA Scout is reverent. A Scout is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties. He respects the beliefs of others
HelpfulA Scout is helpful. A Scout cares about other people. He willingly volunteers to help others without expecting payment or reward.
FriendlyA Scout is Friendly. A Scout is a friend to all. He is a brother to other Scouts. He offers his friendship to people of all races and nations, and respects them even if their beliefs and customs are different from his own.
CourteousA Scout is courteous. A Scout is polite to everyone regardless of age or position. He knows that using good manners makes it easier for people to get along.
A Scout is Kind. A Scout knows there is strength in being gentle. He treats others as he wants to be treated. Without good reason, he does not harm or kill any living thing.
A Scout is Cheerful. A Scout looks for the bright side of life. He cheerfully does tasks that come his way. He tries to make others happy.
A Scout is Obedient. A Scout follows the rules of his family, school, and troop. He obeys the laws of his community and country. If he thinks these rules and laws are unfair, he tries to have them changed in an orderly manner rather than disobeying them.