The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
The Connecticut Yankee Council carries out the mission of the Boy Scouts of America by providing leadership opportunities for all youth through quality programs, mentoring from trained adult volunteers, and ongoing learning and personal development through outdoor experiences. The Boy Scouts of America 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 nearly 2.3 million youth members between the ages of 5 and 21 and approximately 960,000 volunteers in local councils throughout the United States and its territories. The Connecticut Yankee Council partners with 167 community organizations to provide programs and service to 7,055 Youth Members in 292 Scouting Units, facilitated by over 2,200 Adult Volunteers. The Council is led by a volunteer board comprised of community and business leaders.