The mission of the Boy Scouts of America 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 Law.
"On my honor, I will do my best.
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake and morally straight."
- Scout Oath
"A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful,
Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful,
Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent."
- Scout Law
"As an American, I will do my best to -
Be clean in my outdoor manners.
Be careful with fire.
Be considerate of the outdoors.
Be conservation minded."
- Outdoor Code