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November 06
The Three Aims of Scouting

Character Development:  Encompasses a boy's personal qualities, values, and outlook.

A Scout learns confidence, honesty, and self-respect.
A Scout respects other people, regardless of differences.
A Scout practices his religious beliefs.


Citizenship Training
A Scout works among others in a troop with rules based on the common good. 

A Scout learns about and takes pride in his own national heritage.

  • A Scout understands social, economic, and governmental systems.
  • A Scout learns service, tolerance, and community involvement.

Mental and Physical Fitness.

  • A Scout improves his physical condition through exercise and outdoor activities.
  • A Scout encourages good health habits.
  • A Scout discourages drug, alcohol, and tobacco use.


A Scout learns sound judgment, resourcefulness, and decision-making skills.


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