Boy Scouts of America was started to provide a community organization that offers effective character, citizenship, and personal fitness training for youth. It endeavors to develop American citizenship in boys and encourages them to be physically, mentally, and emotional fit.
Boy scouting is a program designed for boys between the ages of 11 and 18. The program achieves the BSA's objectives of developing character, citizenship, and personal fitness among youth focusing on a vigorous outdoor program.
THE SCOUT LAW
THE SCOUT OATH
SCOUT MOTTO & SCOUT SLOGAN
BE PREPARED & DO A GOOD TURN DAILY
BOY SCOUT RANKS
SCOUT -- TENDERFOOT -- SECOND CLASS -- FIRST CLASS
STAR -- LIFE -- EAGLE
Aims & Methods of Scouting
The scouting programs main objectives, commonly referred to "Aims of Scouting", they are:
- Ideals: These ideals are laid out in the Scout Oath, Law, Motto, and Slogan
- Patrols: The Patrol Method gives Boy Scouts an experience in group living and participating citizenship.
- Outdoor Programs: The Boy Scout program was designed to take place in the outdoors. It is in the Outdoors that Scouts share responsibilities and learn to live with one and another
- Advancement: A series of obstacles and steps for Scouts to overcome
- Personal Growth: Scouts plan and run the program, and progress toward their goals.
- Leadership Development: Scouting encourages boys to learn and practice in both shared and total leadership situation.
- Uniform: The uniform gives the boy a sense of unity, a sense of belonging. Boy Scouting is an action, wearing the uniform is an action that shows a Scouts commitment to Scouting.
The first step in the Boy Scout activity is the Troop Meeting, a weekly meeting. At the Troop Meeting scouts learn the skills they need to have a fun, safe, and learning experience. The campouts, are a means to challenge the scout and provide a hands-on training in the adventure and aims of scouting.