The Boy Scout program involves the boy more heavily in small peer group dynamics with the adult-role model becoming more significant. The program revolves around leadership opportunity; decision-making; hiking; camping; and personal achievement. The boy is exposed to over 120 hobby and career choices, frequently resulting in life-long involvement.
The skill development of youth in the Scouting program is significant to their development as self-sufficient, responsible adults. The skills that are developed begin when boys first join Cub Scouts and continue into Boy Scouting. To get an understanding of this development please click the document: Scouting Skills Continuum