What is Scouting?

BSA

 

SCOUTING IS A CODE OF LIVING:

A commitment to seek the spiritual value of life beyond the material world. A social dimension participating in the development of society, respecting the dignity of others and the integrity of the natural world, promoting local, national and international peace, understanding and cooperation. Develop a sense of personal responsibility and stimulating the desire for responsible self-expression

SCOUTING IS:

EDUCATION FOR LIFE: Scouting complements the school and the family, filling needs not met by either. Scouting develops self knowledge, the need to explore, to discover, to want to know. Scouts discover the world beyond the classroom, tapping the skills of others to learn, and passing that knowledge on to others.

OPEN TO ALL: Scouting is open to all, regardless of race or creed, in accordance with the purpose, principles & method conceived by its founder Robert Baden-Powell.

FUN, WITH A PURPOSE: Through recreation, Scouting achieves its purpose to help young people develop physically, intellectually, socially and spiritually.

VOLUNTARY: Scouts and leaders must choose to join Scouting.

NON-POLITICAL, NON-GOVERNMENTAL: Scouting does not and must not represent any political party or organization. Nonetheless, Scouts are encouraged to make a constructive contribution to their community, society and country.


MISSION STATEMENT
It is the mission of the Boy Scouts of America to serve others by helping to instill values in young people and in other ways prepare them to make ethical choices over their lifetime in achieving their full potential.  The values we strive to instill are based on those found in the Boy 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.

MOTTO
Be prepared.

SCOUT SLOGAN
Do a good turn daily