About Our Council

The mission of the Greater Los Angeles Area Council, 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 Law.

We provide educational programs for youth and young adults that build character, citizenship, and personal fitness. Since our founding in 1915, the Greater Los Angeles Area Council has brought its purpose and values to millions of youth. The Scouting program facilitates meaningful contact and communication between youth, parents, and other community organizations (partners) to help young people adopt strong values and life skills.

The program presents fun, engaging, and valuable experiences directed at the maturity and interests of the young people at their appropriate age and ability levels.

The purpose of the Greater Los Angeles Area Council is to meaningfully and proactively offer leadership for the delivery and quality of the program, to assemble and train volunteers, and to gather resources to implement and promote the program to parents, youth, and the general community in the Greater Los Angeles Areas.

LA Scouting Mission

LA Scouting empowers people to live confident, capable, complete, and compassionate lives through dynamic leadership opportunities and fun outdoor adventures.

The Four Cs of the Mission of LA Scouting

Confident – A Scout is self aware and self reliant.
Capable – A Scout is prepared with the life skills necessary for leadership and building community.
Complete – A Scout is physically, mentally, and spiritually prepared for life.
Compassionate – A Scout is cheerful and cares for people and the earth.

LA Scouting Vision

Scouting LA is the leading provider of the most rewarding, positive, exciting, and safe leadership and outdoor experiences in Southern California.