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

Scout Oath
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.   

Scout Law
A Scout is
trustworthy, loyal, helpful, 
friendly, courteous, kind, 
obedient, cheerful, thrifty, 
brave, clean, and reverent.