Mission: 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 law.
Programs: Unit service (comprehensive youth development) - this program is designed to utilize community resources and the value based scouting program to provide character development, basic life skills, and personal fitness.
program and activities (outdoor education) - this program is designed to create an opportunity for cubs, scouts, and venturers to develop personal leadership skills, basic life skills and a sense of environmental appreciation.
special populations (youth at risk and special needs) - youth at risk is a character and education based program for youth in at risk communities and/or circumstances. The special needs scouting program supports the inclusion of scouts with disabilities in traditional scouting units, that focus on inclusion, diversity, acceptance and mutual good.
learning for life - is a co-educational program which couples a student's interest with the practical experience in that field, providing valuable insight into their chosen careers.
Boy Scouts of America in the Pittsburgh area is outstanding! The leaders in the organization have been exceptional mentors to many boys in which many of them have attained the rank of Eagle. The troops have fun all while learning valuable life lessons on leadership, stewardship, volunteerism, mentoring, and communication in conjunction with living by the principles of the Scout Oath and Law, and the Outdoor Code in their daily lives. In my personal life, my husband and I have met other parents of troop members who have become life long friends. We have also benefitted from the principles in scouting in our daily lives by paying it forward to others who are considering scouting for their own children. The various indoor and outdoor activities ranging from white water rafting/kayaking, hiking, camping, skiing, access to world class museums, education, and history that are available in the Pittsburgh and surrounding areas to scouts is phenominal!