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This article is from the Scouting FAQ, by Bill Nelson nelsonb@nospam.aztec.asu.edu, Soaring Golden Eagle eagle@rangernet.org and Alan Houser troop24@emf.net with numerous contributions by others.

BSA -- Boy Scouting - Aims

There are three aims to BSA Scouting:

To build character
To build self-reliance, self-discipline, self-confidence and self-respect
To foster citizenship
To foster love of community, country and world, along with a commitment of
service to others and an understanding of democratic principles.
To develop fitness
To develop physical, mental, emotional, and moral fitness that will
stay with a Scout for the rest of his life.

These three aims are the bedrock of the American Scouting movement. They
represent the long term outcomes we want for every boy.

 

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