Aims & Values
Scouting works toward three aims. One is growth in moral strength and character. We may define this as the young person’s definition of his or her personal qualities, values, and outlook.
A second aim is participatory citizenship. Used broadly, citizenship means the youths’ relationships to others. They come to learn of their obligations to other people, to the society they live in, and to the government that presides over that society.
Physical & Mental Fitness
The third aim of Scouting is development of physical, mental, and emotional fitness. Fitness includes the body (well-tuned and healthy), the mind (able to think and solve problems), and the emotions (self-control, courage, and self-respect).
The fourth aim of Scouting is the development of leadership. Every Scout has the opportunity to participate in both shared and total leadership situations, which helps each youth accept the leadership roles of others and guides them toward better citizenship.