Our Mission Statement is to first, uphold the Mission Statement of the Boy Scouts of America, which is, “Prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and the Scout laws.” Secondly, our mission is to deliver a fully developed Boy Scouts of America program, so that each boy associated with Troop 44 can achieve meaningful personal growth and character development. To fulfill this mission, Troop 44 will emphasize the building blocks of scouting related to character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness.
Our Vision Statement is to first, uphold the Vision Statement of the Boy Scouts of America, which is, “Prepare every eligible youth in America to become a responsible, participating citizen and leader who is guided by the Scout Oath and Laws.” Secondly, our vision is to prepare boys to make good choices during their lifetime that will keep them safe, healthy, and connected with God. We accomplish the vision by providing a core of well-trained adults who are aligned with the Boy Scouts of America principles and who serve as role models for the boys. Adult leaders act to mentor and guide the boys in the Scouting principles and ensure a safe and enjoyable environment. We also accomplish the vision through the many engaged parents who are joined together in the commitment of realizing the vision by providing the much needed support for the troop program.
By providing a scouting program that follows the Boy Scout methodology and adhering to the core principles of scouting, the boys associated with Troop 44 will consistently advance throughout the program. The Tenderfoot and Second Class rank advancements result as the boys learn the essential skills for camping and outdoor life. By the time a scout achieves his First Class rank he will be progressing at a more confident pace. As he continues on toward the three remaining advanced ranks, he will be displaying leadership skills, self-discipline, initiative, and the desire to serve his fellow scouts. The reward for THEIR efforts is a real sense of accomplishment. The reward for OUR efforts is the privilege to serve the youth in our community.