Boy Scout Resources

Nationally Approved Historic Trails

More than 300 trails have been approved for Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturers, and family campers. The Boy Scouts of America strongly recommends that hikers use only historic trails that have been nationally approved.

Troop Open House
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Troop Open House

The Boy Scout troop open house provides a forum to demonstrate the troop’s accomplishments in a way that will appeal to youth who have never tried Scouting. 

Recruitment Video

Scout Sunday Observance

The Boy Scouts of America designates the Sunday that falls before Feb. 8 (Scouting Anniversary Day) as Scout Sunday, which is the primary date to recognize the contributions of young people and adults to Scouting.


The Boy Scouts of America has held national Scout jamborees for Scouts and leaders of Boy Scout councils throughout the United States, while the World Organization of the Scout Movement holds world jamborees for Scouts and leaders throughout the world. 

Jamboree on the Air (JOTA)

The Jamboree-on-the-Air (JOTA) is an annual Scouting and amateur radio event sponsored by the World Scout Bureau of the World Organization of the Scout Movement.

Scuba BSA

Scuba BSA introduces qualified Boy Scout, Venturing, and registered adult participants to the special skills, equipment, and safety precautions associated with scuba diving.

BSA Snorkeling Safety

Snorkeling Safety is the recommended procedure for conducting BSA swimming activities using masks, fins, and snorkels.

Kayaking BSA

Kayaking BSA provides an introduction to kayaking skills and safety procedures and serves as a program opportunity for Boy Scout, Varsity, and Venturing units in camp or out.

Project COPE/Climbing

Project COPE is an exciting outdoor activity designed to meet the needs of youth who seek greater challenges to their physical and mental abilities.