PBA Mission and Purpose

Mission Statement of the Pine Bend Association, Incorporated

The mission of the Pine Bend Association is to foster environmental awareness through fellowship, educational programs, and experiencing the wonders of the outdoors.

Purpose Statement of the Pine Bend Association, Incorporated

This corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, and scientific purposes as specified in Section 501¬©(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, including for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501¬©(3) of the internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.  The purpose of this corporation is:

  • To maintain and support forest and wetland resources;
  • To support and conduct non-partisan research, education, and informational activities to increase public awareness of environmental and outdoor activities and to deter juvenile delinquency;
  • To provide educational programs to youth related to good citizenship, scouting, camping and a variety of recreational and outdoor activities; and
  • To combat community and family deterioration.

In addition to its programs, annual meeting and occasional special meetings or social activities, the Association owns and maintains a forested campground on Round Lake in Morrison County, Minnesota. Campsites are available to Scout troops or similar organizations, as well as members of the association for the purpose of learning about and enjoying the natural surroundings.

Having evolved from the Pine Bend Scout Club, which was formed in 1932, the Association has a heritage deep in the scouting movement. The PBSC Motto was “A Scout is Friendly”; the PBA Motto is “A Scout is Helpful”.