Training boys to be men.
The aim of the Boy Scouts is to supplement the various existing educational agencies, and to promote the ability in boys to do things for themselves and others. ... The method is summed up in the term Scoutcraft, and is a combination of observation, deduction, and handiness, or the ability to do things. Scoutcraft includes instruction in First Aid, Life Saving, Tracking, Signaling, Cycling, Nature Study, Seamanship, Campcraft, Woodcraft, Chivalry, Patriotism, and other subjects. This is accomplished in games and team play, and is pleasure, not work, for the boy. All that is needed is the out-of-doors, a group of boys, and a competent leader. - John L. Alexander - 1911
Our purpose today is little different from that of Mr. Alexander. Though over 100 years has passed since these words where written and much has changed in the world little has changed in the nature of boys. The Boy Scouts of America was a fantastic group at its origins it was designed to teach American boys the values and beliefs of the men and women that trained them.
Unfortunately over the last years a shadow has fallen over the organization because of the actions of a few that have disgraced the many. Boy Scouts of America has been discontinued and we have chosen not to associated with the new B.S.A. organization. We have instead decided to forge ahead independently on the foundation laid by Baden Powell in "Scouting for Boys" and blaze a new path designed for both boys of American Citizenship and boys of Foreign Nationalities or Heritage specifically that of South Asian. Though open to all boys the intent is to train the boys to understand not only America but their country of origin as well. So that they might understand the long heritage of the each countries fight for freedom against corruption and oppression that each nation represented has had to face.