Our Mission and Purpose

Some of the best things in Scout life happen at the Unit. Whether your Scout is attending a meeting, prefers indoor adventures, or longs for outdoor activities, we have a program for all Scouts.

Our mission is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Our purpose is to help young people, and adults alike, in Louisa, Virginia make a positive impact in our community.

So, what is the Scout Oath and Scout Law? Glad you asked!

Scout Oath

On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

Scout Law

The Scout Law has 12 points. Each is a goal for every Scout. A Scout tries to live up to the Law every day. It is not always easy to do, but a Scout always tries.


“Scouting brings together people from different socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. Scouting places all members on the same playing field, gives them the tools to succeed, and guides them towards success. People are not grouped into classes based on income, race, education, or other factors… we are just scouts… all scouts with a blank slate ahead of us. We can go as little, or as far, as we want in Scouting.

“To be a positive influence to scouts and have the ability to share my leadership knowledge with others reminds me of the positive influence and leadership skills that my father passed on to me when I was growing up. To share my experiences learned in the professional world with my family and other scouts has been a huge encouragement.

“I am reminded that all of us are living on borrowed time. How we spend that time will define our legacy and shape the future for those behind us. Along with my family, Scouting is one of the few places where I desire to spend my time.”

~Mr. John Ball, Troop 3/1003 Committee Member



The Program

“The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) provides the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be “Prepared. For Life.®” The Scouting organization is composed of approximately 2.2 million youth members between the ages of 5 and 21 and approximately 800,000 volunteers in local councils throughout the United States and its territories. Since its inception in 1910, more than 130 million young men and women have participated in the BSA’s youth programs. More than 35 million adult volunteers have helped carry out the BSA’s mission.”

Troop 3 and Troop 1003 provide the foundation for the Scouts BSA program in Louisa, Virginia.