Agency Profile: Boy Scouts of America, Greater Alabama Council
These goals are achieved in an atmosphere of brotherhood and comradeship primarily in an outdoor setting, because Scouting is an outdoor program. Boys, even in this space age, crave fun and adventure as well as the excitement and fellowship which can be found nowhere else in such full measure as they are found around a campfire with their fellow Scouts…floating a woodland stream in a canoe or hiking a trail with their buddies and their admired leader.
Leadership is developed only through opportunities to lead and Scouting offers these opportunities in abundance. Through the experiences boys have today as Scouts, they are prepared for the challenges of tomorrow in this increasingly complex world.
The program of character building and citizenship training was considered so important by the leaders of the nation that a federal Charter was granted to the Boy Scouts of America with the responsibility of making the program available to every boy in America.
It is the mission of the Boy Scouts of America to serve others by helping to instill values in young people and, in other ways, to prepare them to make ethical choices over their lifetime in achieving their full potential.