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 is the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training. In the future, Scouting will continue to:
- Offer young people responsible fun and adventure;
- Instill in young people lifetime values and develop in them ethical character as expressed in the Scout Oath and Law;
- Train young people in citizenship, service, and leadership;
- Serve America’s communities and families with its quality, values- based program.
The Aims of Scouting
- Character Development
- Citizenship Training
- Mental and Physical Fitness
The Methods of Scouting
Scouting uses eight specific methods to achieve Scouting’s aims of helping boys and young adults build character, train in the responsibilities of citizenship, and develop personal fitness. These methods are incorporated into all aspects of the program. Through these methods, Scouting happens in the lives of boys and their families.
- The Ideals
- The Patrol Method
- The Outdoors
- Association with Adults
- Personal Growth
- Leadership Development
- The Uniform