This article is from the Scouting FAQ, by Bill Nelson email@example.com, Soaring Golden Eagle firstname.lastname@example.org and Alan Houser email@example.com with numerous contributions by others.
It is the mission of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to serve others by
helping to instill values in young people, and in other ways to prepare
them to make ethical choices over their lifetime in achieving their full
potential. The values we strive to instill are found in the Boy Scout
Oath and Law.
For more information see: http://bsa.scouting.org