Our Mission

 

The mission of Valley Forge Troop 73 is to develop future leaders of America, by providing leadership opportunities through scouting. This will be accomplished by instilling in the youth a lifetime of values and to develop those values into an ethical character as expressed in the Scout Oath and Law. Train them in citizenship, service, self-sufficiency and leadership. Teach them the skills and values necessary to help their fellow man, contribute to their neighborhood and grow strong through self-reliance. Empowering the youth to lead and to develop them as the future leaders of the world.
 
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Scouting is a values-based program with its own code of conduct.  The Scout Oath and Law help instill the values of good conduct and honesty.  A boy who spends at least one year in our troop will learn lifetime skills.  He will learn basic outdoor skills, first aid, citizenship training, leadership skills, self-reliance, teambuilding, and many other fundamentals on the trail to the distinctive Eagle Badge.  Scouting will help him to live a more productive and fulfilling life.

"But the real way to happiness is by giving out happiness to other people.  Try and leave this world a little better than you found it and when it comes to die you can die happy in feeling that at any rate you have not wasted your time but have done your best.  "Be Prepared" in this way to live happy and die happy - stick to your Scout Promise always - even after you have ceased to be a boy - and God help you do it."  

"Lord Robert Baden-Powell"   - Founder of Scouting