Our 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.

It has been said over and over that we need to know what “Right Looks like”. Knowing that will guide us in making those ethical and moral choices or decisions over the course of our lives.

I have been thinking lately as we have had Webelos Scouts paying us visits, what do those kids want out of Scouting? Answering questions from their parents and getting a feel for what excites, bothers, and concerns them has lead me right back to “RIGHT”.

I think that sometimes the expectation of Scouting is to turn out Eagle Scouts. And while it is my hope that every Scout earns his Eagle Award, I will not be saddened if they do not… AS LONG as along the way we see that young boy become a good man that in fact makes ethical and moral choices. A young man that we see a measurable change in his life for the better. In short, a young man that lives the Scout Oath and Law.
Not every Scout will earn the Eagle Award, and we should not get wrapped up in making Eagles. We should take the time and teach skills, not just knots and cooking, but leadership and decision making. We should be shinning examples for them to follow and grow to be like us. We need to encourage and demand that they accept nothing less than RIGHT. The right found in the Oath and especially the LAW.
In the course of our programs we need to keep the Scout law in everything we do. In every skill, every camp out, every hike. The more the Scouts hear and see the Law in action the more they will emulate it and therefore learn to make those ethical and moral choices.

This is the bedrock of Scouting. Without it we are merely a boys club.

Happy Scouting!

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