Diversity
Equity &
Inclusion

The BSA’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement

The Boy Scouts of America promotes a culture where each youth, volunteer, and employee feels a sense of belonging and builds communities where every person feels respected and valued.
Leading by example and encouraging each other to live by the values expressed by the Scout Oath and Scout Law, we welcome families of all backgrounds to help prepare young people to serve as successful members and leaders of our nation’s increasingly diverse communities.

Diversity
Equity &
Inclusion

The BSA’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement

The Boy Scouts of America promotes a culture where each youth, volunteer, and employee feels a sense of belonging and builds communities where every person feels respected and valued.
Leading by example and encouraging each other to live by the values expressed by the Scout Oath and Scout Law, we welcome families of all backgrounds to help prepare young people to serve as successful members and leaders of our nation’s increasingly diverse communities.

The Difference Scouting Makes

Listen to these Scouts share the difference Scouting has made in their lives in helping them to be prepared, develop leadership skills, and find a sense of belonging. 

News & Articles

Citizenship in Society Merit Badge

Today, The Boy Scouts of America (BSA), one of the largest youth organizations in the United States, announced the launch of the Citizenship in Society merit badge, its newest merit badge for youth in the Scouts BSA program (ages 11-17). The new merit badge encourages Scouts to explore important…

Scouting’s Tradition and Commitment to Diversity, Our Continuing Journey

Scouting’s rich heritage has stood the test of time for more than 110 years. Together we have grown and evolved with changing times while always holding true to BSA’s core ideals and values such as kindness, integrity, respect, courtesy, and care for…

Nearly 1,000 Young Women Soar into History as the First Female Eagle Scouts

Nearly 1,000 young women from across the country are taking their place in history as the first female Eagle Scouts after collectively earning more than 30,000 merit badges and providing an estimated 130,000 hours of…

SCOUTING’S TRADITION AND COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, OUR CONTINUING JOURNEY

Scouting’s rich heritage has stood the test of time for more than 110 years. Together we have grown and evolved with changing times while always holding true to BSA’s core ideals and values such as kindness, integrity, respect, courtesy, and care for…

NEARLY 1,000 YOUNG WOMEN SOAR INTO HISTORY AS THE FIRST FEMALE EAGLE SCOUTS

Nearly 1,000 young women from across the country are taking their place in history as the first female Eagle Scouts after collectively earning more than 30,000 merit badges and providing an estimated 130,000 hours of…

Workforce Resource Groups

The BSA workforce resource groups create an environment where our employees can seek support, mentorship, networking, and more importantly, opportunities to educate, generate awareness, and foster a culture where everyone has a sense of belonging and feels welcomed.

APACk is our Asian Pacific workforce resource group with a focus on developing professionals through learning and networking opportunities, as well as celebrating cultures by acknowledging holidays and building cultural competency.

The mission of VIEW is to promote an inclusive community for BSA’s LGBTQ+ employees and their allies. The group will strive to support diversity across the organization.

LISTOS is our workforce resource group for Latino professionals. The group heavily emphasizes the development of latinx professionals within the BSA, providing them with mentorship to excel in their career paths.

RISE is the BSA women’s workforce resource group with the mission to recognize, inspire, support, and empower the women of Scouting through professional development, fellowship, service, and inclusion.

The Village is a BSA workforce resource group with a mission to provide a welcoming environment where Black employees and their supporters can learn, grow and communicate effectively about their professional experiences.

APACk is our Asian Pacific workforce resource group with a focus on developing professionals through learning and networking opportunities, as well as celebrating cultures by acknowledging holidays and building cultural competency.

The mission of VIEW is to promote an inclusive community for BSA’s LGBTQ+ employees and their allies. The group will strive to support diversity across the organization.

LISTOS is our workforce resource group for Latino professionals. The group heavily emphasizes the development of latinx professionals within the BSA, providing them with mentorship to excel in their career paths.

RISE is the BSA women’s workforce resource group with the mission to recognize, inspire, support, and empower the women of Scouting through professional development, fellowship, service, and inclusion.

The Village is a BSA workforce resource group with a mission to provide a welcoming environment where Black employees and their supporters can learn, grow and communicate effectively about their professional experiences.

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