BSA Mission Statement
Deirdre LaRock (butterbuns@EARTHLINK.COM)
Sun, 11 Aug 1996 17:41:45 -0400
Don White <mrinsure@KA.NET> wrote earlier:
>I am looking for a little Scouts-L wisdom. I want to write a Mission
>Statement for our Boy Scout Troop that will be hung on the wall in an
>effort to keep everyone (adults & boys) focused on our purpose. I
>understand that National has written a Mission Statement, but from what I
>understand (I have not seen it) it does not apply to a Troop. Have other
>Troops written a Mission Statement?
Why are you re-inventing the wheel, Don??? The BSA's Mission Statement,
which is found in the front cover of the Scoutmasters' Handbook (I don't
have one handy; hey Mike Bowman, can you please find it and post it here?
Thanks!) is really suitable for a unit's mission statement, with the
addition of the identity of the unit and community.
>2) that our uniforms will be worn proudly and that we will give God and
> the flag of the United States the respect that they righfully deserve.
That's hard to do in light of the BSA's Religious Declaration of Principle,
which can incite some contriversy (and let's NOT talk about it here....it's
something that unfortunatly we collectively cannot come to a grip on!!).
How about something that addresses "diverse feelings or opinions" of your
unit's membership instead? That goes a longer way in including ALL members of
your unit and their families.
Hope this all helps out!!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City