The Impact of Scouting

Scouting has a Positive Impact!

BSA Mission Statement

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

The Aims of Scouting

Every Scouting activity moves boys toward three basic aims: character development, citizenship training, and mental and physical fitness.

Patty Jones - "Good Scout" Alexander

I think he's a better person for it . . . If it wasn't for the people to help with any kind of a donation . . .  Alexander wouldn't have been able to do this.  And I'm grateful for that.  Truly.


Eagle Scout - Elijah Hood

Find out about our very own Eagle Scout, Elijah Hood, and how Scouting helped him become who he is today.

Luke Kuechly - Commodities Trading

It is no secret that Carolina Panthers player Luke Kuchly is a nice guy. In this video he makes a young Scout's day when he gives him more than just an autograph! He mentions that he was a Scout when he was young, and we think that it is no coincidence he turned out to be such a stand up guy.

Eagle Scout Olympian Ryan Held wins gold in 4×100 freestyle relay

Bryan on Scouting wrote an great piece on the Olympic athlete Ryan Held. The article talks about Ryan's victory and how the Eagle Scout worked for his victory and how such amazing success feels.

The following independant studies were done to test the effectiveness of Scouting. Each study covered different aspects of character growth and development, as well as long term impact on quality of life growth. The results of these studies show just how much a Scout gains throughout their Scouting experience.

File Name Description
Baylor Study - The Impact of Scouting Download
Harris Study - The Impact of Scouting Download
Tufts Infographic - The Impact of Scouting Download
United Way - The Impact of Scouting Download