Approved December 17, 2014 by Council Executive Board
Grand Canyon Council and Boy Scouts of America Mission Statement

Grand Canyon Council and Boy Scouts of America Mission Statement
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

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:

Grand Canyon Council Vision Statement
We will be the premier positive youth development organization building leaders of character
today for better communities today and tomorrow.

Grand Canyon Council Strategic Vision Goal
Every year one in five youth will benefit from two or more significant Scouting experiences and
providing substantial service to their community


Grand Canyon Council Measures of Success

We will know we are successful when:

 Every youth can participate in a quality, exciting Scouting program in a unit within 1 hour of their
 We have a fun and exciting program, as seen by youth and volunteer membership, retention and
activity increases, Voice of the Scout score increases, and youth market penetration increases
 Our youth are in the top ten percent nationally in advancement and retention and our alumni are
engaged as community leaders.
 We are and are perceived as diverse and inclusive and as developing leaders committed to the
community as a whole, as shown by increased numbers and percentages of minority ethnic group
members and economically disadvantaged individuals in our membership and leadership.
 Every youth, unit and district is supported by sufficiently trained and motivated leaders working
together (volunteer and professional) with adequate resources to support a quality, exciting
Scouting program, demonstrated by youth to leader ratio of 4:1 for Cub Scouts, 6:1 for Boy
Scouts/Varsity Scouts and 8:1 for older youth programs, a unit support ratio of 3 units to 1
commissioner, and district and council committees that are both fully staffed and maintained at a
ratio of 1 committee person per 10 units, whichever is higher.
 The council is debt-free, financed by a balanced combination of: direct contribution from
families, business and community sponsors; indirect contribution; earned resources; and
endowment that fully covers costs of business, camp, and future growth, with no single revenue
source less than 10% or more than 40% of the total.

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Contact us


2969 N Greenfield Rd
Phoenix, Arizona 85016-7715


602-955-0570 (Fax)


Council Service Center

M-F: 9:00 am - 5:00 PM
(Excluding Holidays)

Phoenix Scout Shop 

M-F: 9:00 am - 5:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 am - 2:00 PM
Closed Sundays 


GCCBSA is a 501c3 organization

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