Program Feature: ETHICS

Ethics Information Troop Meetings Main Event

Ethics

Always Doing the Right Thing

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America 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. Ethics is defined as moral principles that govern a person’s or group’s behavior. Morals are one’s personal standards of behavior or beliefs about what is and is not acceptable to do.

But, what does it mean to be ethical and moral? And what happens when our individual values differ? Can two people believe in different things and both be right?

The questions that arise through the study of ethics may not yield any “right” answers, but rather by discussing them we can gain insight into what others find important.

Ethics affects every area of life, from politics to business to religion. This month’s meetings and activities will help you explore this important topic and give you tools for making ethical and moral choices over your lifetime.

Ethics Information Troop Meetings Main Event

For Adult and Youth Boy Scout Leaders