Who We Are
Who We Are
Since 1910, Scouting has helped mold the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes and, through nearly a century of experience, understands that helping youth puts us on a path toward a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.
Locally, the Boy Scouts of America, Laurel Highlands Council, serves nearly 17,000 youth members and 5,000 volunteer adult leaders throughout its multi-state footprint in Western Pennsylvania, Western Maryland, and parts of West Virginia.
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America, Laurel Highlands Council, is to prepare young people of Western Pennsylvania, Western Maryland, and parts of West Virginia to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
And to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
Mentally awake, and morally straight.
A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent.
The Boy Scouts of America, Laurel Highlands Council aims to beneficially involve every eligible child and his or her family in the fun and adventure of our programs.
We will provide extraordinary youth development programs that: strengthen values, develop leadership skills, provide lifelong learning and instill the habit of service to others. Laurel Highlands Council will be widely acknowledged as a community and national leader in serving youth, families, and neighborhoods.
The result will be achieved through the partnership of: 1) children and families, 2) strong community organizations, 3) committed, trained volunteers, and 4) districts, board and staff able to align community resources in support of Scouting.
A Culture of Diversity & Inclusion
The Laurel Highlands Council, Boy Scouts of America, fosters a culture of diversity and inclusion that makes it enriching to participate, volunteer and work in the Scouting program. We invite all people to get involved in Scouting, mindful of the importance of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, religion, physical ability and political belief. We create a positive and welcoming environment for all, valuing backgrounds and experiences that will grow and strengthen our movement and continue to make us a valued contributor to the communities we serve.