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Scoutreach

Baden-Powell said, "Our aim is to give equal chances to all and to give the most help to the least fortunate." Scoutreach targets ethnic, economically underprivileged, and at-risk communities. Often, these communities must deal with barriers to assimilation and acceptance such as skin color and language.

The values of the Scouting program, as embodied in the Scout Oath and the Scout Law, and the aims of Scouting dovetail with the lifetime values of most families. For this reason communities can use a well-organized, neighborhood-oriented Scouting program to help youth participate in America's most successful youth program that teaches leadership, character, and citizenship responsibility.

The intent of bringing the values of Scouting into communities is to strengthen those values that youth normally learn at home, school, and their place of worship. Bridging the differences between cultures may be the most important objective Scouting can have in the struggle to eliminate prejudice and unite culturally diverse populations into stronger local communities and a stronger nation.