"When I was a kid growing up in rural Georgia, we didn't have a soda shop or a boy's club. But we did have Scouting. Scouting was as important to me as church and school. I learned about honesty, gained skills that helped build my self-confidence, and gained even more - a set of core values and beliefs that have helped me make good decisions my whole life.
It's easy to talk about the reason for values. Scouting is one of the few remaining programs that teaches values to young people and demonstrates values in action. Where else does a boy pledge his duty to God and country? Where else does a boy make a weekly commitment to 'keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight'?"
-Robert A. Tuggle, Scout Executive