Goals And Objectives
- Develop character in individual citizens for successful lives.
- Strengthen marriages and families, including relationships between parents and children, creating loving homes, secure and well-behaved children, and lower divorce rates.
- Increase productivity, reduce accidents, and lower absenteeism in businesses.
- Reduce crime and poverty.
Why do we ask, "does character really count?" - Because it is becoming more and more apparent in this nation of ours, that it does not count. Some constantly argue that there is no connection between one's personal life and one's business or political activities. In a newspaper article, a sociologist made this observation: "Character has been bred out of many Americans, especially baby boomers and their children." He stated that years of pampering and organized activities and "feel-good" approaches in which participants do not have to take personal responsibility have made character almost passé. Is character becoming passé? If so, we as a nation are in deep trouble.
"An individual step in character training
is to put responsibility on the individual."
Sir Robert Baden-Powell
"To educate a person in mind and not in morals
is to educate a menace to society."
We are educating more and more "menaces to society" every day. Morals and character
development go hand in hand. One can not have strong moral convictions without strong character and a person of character will have strong morals. We believe you can not separate the two.