The Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) mission 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 Scout Law. Our priority is to bring the benefits of Scouting to more youth while remaining true to our mission. Both girls and boys have access to the character development and values-based leadership training that Scouting promises to help them be better prepared for future success.
National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) developed by the BSA is a premier youth leadership training course for Scouts. It is an exciting, action-based program designed to provide youth members of the BSA with leadership skills and experience they can apply in their home units and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others. Unfortunately, financial burdens can be a barrier for a Scout who wants to attend a training session or participate in summer camp.
Outdoor education and Leadership training scholarships are available from the Cascade Pacific Council (CPC) for any of the 20,365 Scouts in the 18-county territory of SW Washington and NW Oregon who attend one of CPC's camps or training programs. By Removing the financial barrier ensures children have access to premier youth leadership training and camp programs
The life lessons learned in Scouting form a foundation to embrace opportunity and overcome obstacles. When Scouting can help nurture courage and kindness and allow children to play, to laugh, to develop their imaginations, and to express their feelings, then we will have helped them grow. We want children to become productive and stable individuals, confident in their own potential. Helping a child learn the value of their own worth is one of the greatest gifts we can give them.