The Boy Scout program works toward three aims.
One is growth in moral strength and character. We may define his as what a boy himself, his personal qualities, his values, his outlook.
A second aim is participating citizenship. Used broadly, citizenship means the boys relationship to to others. He comes to learn of his obligations to other people, to the society he lives in, to the government that presides over that society.
A third aim of the Boy Scout program is development of physical, mental, and emotional fitness. Fitness includes the body (well tuned and healthy), the mind (able to think and solve problems), and the emotions (self-control, courage, and self-respect).
The methods are designed to accomplish these aims. Thus it is important that you know and use the methods of the Boy Scout program. Other methods are good but may bring different results, results quite different that we are seeking.