Today, young people are faced with many challenges including fragile families and disintegrating neighborhoods. Scouting, by emphasizing ethics and moral values, addresses many of the social concerns of parents and youth in our country. Scouting prepares urban and rural youth to be leaders, to accept responsibility, and to care about principles and causes beyond their own self-interest.
ScoutReach is the Council’s commitment to making sure that all young people have an opportunity to join Scouting regardless of circumstances, neighborhood or ethnic background. ScoutReach meets the development needs of youth in urban and rural settings through a well-defined program based on values, learning by doing, fun, and positive role models.