The Boy Scout Law is basically a roadmap for character development:
A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, clean, brave, and reverent.
Opportunities for leadership help develop confidence.
Instruction in first aid and emergency preparedness help Scouts prepare to take care of themselves and others when their help is most needed.
Religious observance is a regular part of the Boy Scout program.