The Times West Virginian

January 31, 2013

Code of values guides Boy Scouts

Goal: ‘Prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes’

By Jonathan Williams
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — Trustworthy. Loyal. Helpful. Friendly. Courteous. Kind. Obedient. Cheerful. Thrifty. Brave. Clean. Reverent.

These twelve words make up the “Scout Law,” a code of values guiding the Boy Scouts of America. A United Way of Marion County member agency, the Boy Scouts quietly put in thousands of hours volunteering to make their county a better place.

“We are an agency that helps prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling values and living by the Scout Oath and Law,” said Mountaineer Area Council Scout Executive Dan Wagner.

The Mountaineer Area Council organizes the Boy Scouts in Marion, Monongalia, Preston and Taylor counties.

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