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Aims of Scouting

The Boy Scout program works toward three aims:

Growth in moral strength and character: We may define this as what the boy is himself: his personal qualities, his values and his outlook.

Participating in citizenship: Used broadly, citizenship means the boy's relationship to others. He comes to learn of his obligations to other people, to the society he lives in and to the government that presides over that society.

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.

To implement the above aims, the activities of Troop 70 are based on the following goals.

Enjoyment of the Outdoors: Through regular activities, the Scout will have the opportunity to experience the outdoors and lean and practice β€œThe Outdoor Code.”

Leadership: The Scout will have the opportunity to learn to work with others. This includes the importance of following the guidance of their elected leaders, and the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and to learn to accept increasing responsibilities.

Advancement: The Scout will have the opportunity for advancement through participation in skills training. Advancement will be awarded when earned and recognized at a quarterly Court of Honor.