Know the Facts
“The applicant must possess the moral, educational, and emotional qualities that the Boy Scouts of America deems necessary to afford positive leadership to youth. The applicant must also be the correct age, subscribe to the precepts of the Declaration of Religious Principle, and abide by the Scout Oath or Promise, and the Scout Law.” ...read more
Membership Standards Review—Background
For 103 years, the Boy Scouts of America's focus has been on working together to deliver the nation's foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training. Today, Scouting represents nearly 2.7 million youth and 1 million adult members across the nation, with diverse beliefs about a number of important issues. ...read more
Membership Policy Frequently Asked Questions
What is the BSA's current membership standards policy, and when did it take effect?
The BSA's membership policy, which has been in effect for 103 years, is: ...read more
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