Aims of BSA
Peter Van Houten (Peter_Van_Houten@SIMULACRUM.WV.TEK.COM)
Mon, 20 Apr 1992 11:03:46 PST
Aims of BSA
A refresher on what the aims of BSA are:
AIMS OF THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
The Boy Scout program works toward three aims. One is growth in moral
strength and character. We may define his as what a boy himself, his
personal qualities, his values, his outlook.
A second aim is participating citizenship. Used broadly, citizenship means
the boys relationship to to others. He comes to learn of his obligations to
other people, to the society he lives in, to the government that presides
over that society.
A third aim of the Boy Scout program is development of physical, mental, and
emotional fitness. Fitness includes the body (well tuned and healthy), the
mind (able to think and solve problems), and the emotions (self-control,
courage, and self-respect).
The methods are designed to accomplish these aims. Thus it is important
that you know and use the methods of the Boy Scout program. Other methods
are good but may bring different results, results quite different that we
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