The Mission of Boy Scouting 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 Scout Law.
"Knowledge without character is mere pie-crust"
"Passive Citizenship is not enough to uphold in the world
the virtues of freedom, justice, and honor.
Only active citizenship will do."
"Our object should be to make the individual boy understand personal self-care
and his responsibility for his own health and strength.
It is a duty to himself, to the nation, and to his Maker."
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.
Only through experience of trial and suffering can
the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."