Research

The Boy Scouts of America, through its Research Team, produces major studies to assist in telling the story of how Scouting contributes to the lives of youth and volunteers and to their communities. This information includes statistically valid results of program outcomes.

Impact of Scouting

Eagle Scouts: Merit Beyond the Badge

Character & Merit Study (Tufts University)

Tufts University Study Infographic and Video

Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets Applied to Scouting

The Search Institute has identified forty building blocks of healthy development that help young people grow up healthy, caring, and responsible.

Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets

Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets applied to Cub Scouting

Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets as applied to Boy Scouting (Coming Soon)

Values of Americans

Values of Americans―A Study of Ethics and Character [PDF] (No. 02-849) Full study.

Values of Scouts―A Study of Ethics and Character  [PDF] (No. 02-882) Booklet, a comparison of Scouts and non-Scouts.

What Will Your Son’s Future Hold? (Hispanic audience) [PDF] (No. 02-789) Brochure, an overview of the benefits of Scouting.

What Will Your Son’s Future Hold? (African American audience) [PDF] (No. 02-1084) Brochure, an overview of the benefits of Scouting.

What Will Your Son’s Future Hold? (Asian audience) [PDF] (No. 02-1085) Brochure, an overview of the benefits of Scouting.

What Will Your Son’s Future Hold? (Caucasian audience) [PDF] (No. 02-1086) Brochure, an overview of the benefits of Scouting.

PowerPoint Presentation for Values of Americans [PPT]

All materials listed above are available by contacting research.team@scouting.org.

About Youth & Family

Parenthood in America – Statistics, nativity and attitudes of Millennial parents with children born since 2012

Target Market: USA Households – Size of households, number of children and the relationships of children to the householder. Also includes an analysis of siblings by age in each household with a 6 year old child.

Kids Age 6-9 Participation in Sports and Extra-Curricular Activities ―  A nationwide sample of boys and girls age 6-9 years old were asked about participation in Sports and extra-curricular activities.

Tweens Age 10-13 participation in Sports and Extra-Curricular Activities ―  A nationwide sample of boys and girls age 10-13 years old were asked about participation in Sports and extra-curricular activities

Kids Age 6-9 Activities like to do for FUN ―  A nationwide sample of boys and girls age 6-9 years old were asked to share favorite activities they like to do for fun.

Tweens Age 10-13 Activities Like to do for FUN ―  A nationwide sample of boys and girls age 10-13 years old were asked to share favorite activities they like to do for fun.

Food and Drink Preferences – A nationwide sample of boys and girls in two age groups (6-9 and 10-13) reveal what they like to eat and drink during the day.

The School Day – Important statistics of public, private and home school children in the USA. Includes a list of places Tweens (10-13) go after the school day concludes.

Available Free Time  – Statistics of what youth do on the weekend and how much free time boys and girls claim to have.   Includes three Age groups, 6-9, 10-13 and 14-17.

Physical Activity – Using a report from the Physical Activity council and other research, statistics reveal  how physically active youth are. Data in three age groups, 6-9, 10-13 and 14-17.

Successful Recruiting: Tapping Into Diverse Markets ―  (No. 02-1066) Pocket guide, a resource for Scouting professionals and committee members. 

Connecting With Millennials

Generational Diversity in the Workplace

Reaching the New Generation of Parents

Reaching the Next Multicultural Generation