We strive to incorporate the principles of the Scout Oath and Law into the program and make it a practical guide to camp life. We recognize the character-building nature of all outdoor and campcraft skills. We believe that the best way to develop leadership is through example given by leaders. We strive to impart the ability to evaluate behavior based on these moral codes and use them, when appropriate, as the standard for behavior when counselling.

We believe the hands-on skills of Scouting and outdoor living are efficient ways to develop good character. The youth leader must be aware of his role in helping members of their patrol form character. The leader should be the example others will emulate.

All camp standards are based on these standards, applying it in every possible and convincing way. We consciously develop specific character traits in patrols and individual learners.