Boy Scouting, one of the traditional membership divisions of the BSA, is available to boys who have earned the Arrow of Light Award and are at least 10 years old or have completed the fifth grade and are at least 10, or who are 11, but not yet 18 years old. The program achieves the BSA's objectives of developing character, citizenship, and personal fitness.

The Scout Zone

This great tool can be used to help introduce your friends to Scouting. It includes an interactive postcard generator, a troop locator, online games, and even information for parents.


Learn more about the kinds of things that Scouts do—and learn to do them better—with the resources in this section.


Information about special events in Scouting, including the national Scout jamboree, JOTA, conferences, and troop open houses.

Awards & Advancement

Reference material about some of the awards and recognitions available to Boy Scouts.


A number of opportunities such as training courses, summer jobs, scholarships, and special programs are available to Boy Scouts.


These informational resources are provided to assist you in your role as a troop member.

Scout Stuff

The Supply Division Web site offers information about camping equipment, uniforms, handbooks, and other essential Scouting merchandise.

Boy Scout Outdoor Program
Outdoor adventure is the promise made to boys when they join Scouting. Boys yearn for outdoor programs that stir their imagination and interest. In...

Conservation Good Turn
Since 1910, conservation has been an integral part of the program of the Boy Scouts of America. The BSA has been a positive force in conservation and...

Keep America Beautiful
The Hometown U.S.A. Award is a joint program between Keep America Beautiful Inc. (KAB) and the Boy Scouts of America. It is designed to give recognition to the outstanding efforts of Scouts in their communities in regard to citizenship and environmental improvement.

Scouting's Adventures for Older Boy Scouts

Dozens of universities, BSA local councils, and religious, civic, and military organizations offer college scholarships to Eagle Scouts. Some...