Mission and Vision Statements

BSA Leadership
More than 1.2 million volunteers guided by 3,300 professional Scouters make the Boy Scouts of America program available to youth. Shown here, from left, are Edward E. Whitacre Jr., president; Chief Scout Executive ere B. Ratcliffe; and Milton H. Ward, executive vice president.

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Vision Statement

The Boy Scouts of America is the nation's foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training. In the future Scouting will continue to

  • Offer young people responsible fun and adventure;
  • Instill in young people lifetime values and develop in them ethical character as expressed in the Scout Oath and Law;
  • Train young people in citizenship, service, and leadership;
  • Serve America's communities and families with its quality, values-based programs.