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The Aims of the Boys Scouts of America

The Boy Scout program works toward three aims. 
  1. Growth in moral strength and character. We may define this as what the boy is himself: his personal qualities, his values, and his outlook. 
  2. Participation as a citizen. 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, to the government that presides over that society. 
  3. 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).