You ask, what is the mission & Aims of Scouting ? Simple! It is character development, leadership development, citizenship training, and personal fitness.
If you are new to scouting, perhaps the best way to understand it is by reviewing the first scout requirement, which is to learn the Scout Oath and Scout Law. These two items embody the spirit of scouting.
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: A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean and Reverent
It is no secret that scouts participate in community service, respect the environment, and are groomed to become leaders and contributing members of the society; but, you may have not known that they have fun getting there.
Cub scouts are ranked based on grade level. A kindergartner joins a Lion den, 1st grader joins the Tiger den, 2nd grader joins the Wolf den, 3rd grader is Bear, 4th Grader is Webelos, 5th grader is Arrow of Light, which is preparing to advance to Scouts BSA (formerly known as boy scouts).