Aims of Scouting and Troop Goals

Aims of Scouting

The Boy Scout program works toward three aims:

  • The first aim is growth in moral strength and character. We may define this as what the boy is himself:  his personal qualities, his values, and his outlook.
  • The second aim is participating 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.
  • The third aim 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 of the Boy Scout Program are designed to accomplish these aims; thus, it is important that you know and use these methods.  Other methods are good but they may bring about quite different results than what we are seeking.

Troop 1525 Goals

Troop 1525 is a Scout-run Troop. Scouts, acting through the Patrol Leader’s Council, plan and execute an annual program under the mentorship of adult leaders.

Troop 1525 is a part of the Patriot District in the National Capital Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. The Troop participates in district and council events as determined by the Patrol Leaders Council. To implement the above aims, the activities of Troop 1525 are based on the following goals:

  • Enjoyment of the Outdoors: Through scheduled camp-outs, the Scout will have the opportunity to experience the outdoors.  This includes increasing his knowledge of the outdoors and how to enjoy outdoor activities.
  • Leadership: The Scout will have the opportunity to learn to work with others.  This includes the importance of following the guidance of his elected leaders, and the opportunity to develop his leadership skills, and to learn to accept increasing responsibilities.
  • Advancement: The Scout will have the opportunity for advancement through skills training and individual accomplishments.  Recognition of his advancement will be on a timely basis to enhance the Scout’s sense of accomplishment.