Boy Scouts of America

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SCOUTS BSA

Ages: Youth 11-17

Scouts BSA is the traditional Scouting experience where boys and girls can have their share of adventure in the great outdoors. Develop a love of service by volunteering in your community, boost your leadership skills through fun and exciting challenges, and create memories of a lifetime with no prior Scouting experience required!

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Welcome To Scouts BSA

For over 100 years, our program has helped create generations of leaders and outstanding citizens by allowing boys and girls to explore their interests, serve their communities, and discover their talents through youth-led activities like hiking, camping, and volunteering!

For over 100 years, our program has helped create generations of leaders and outstanding citizens by allowing boys and girls to explore their interests, serve their communities, and discover their talents through youth-led activities like hiking, camping, and volunteering!

Advancement and Awards

Learn how Scouts BSA progress through the program

Advancement is our method of promoting and encouraging ongoing involvement and commitment to keep youth engaged in the adventure! Scouts progress from rank to rank as they work their way up to Eagle Scout through advancement.

Learn about sports, crafts, science, trades, business, and even future careers as you earn merit badges. The more merit badges you earn, the further you advance on your way to earning the Eagle Scout rank! Earning merit badges is the…

Plan advancement and track progress as your Scout meets new challenges!

The Eagle Scout Award is the highest award available to youth members of the Boy Scouts of America. It is the rank that every Scout works toward through advancement in the program. Learn more about the Eagle Scout rank—Scouting’s highest…

Whether you’re looking for more information on requirements, applications, project ideas, workbooks, or advancement—check out our resource center for all things Scouts BSA!

Love the outdoors? There is nothing virtual about these awards—you earn them by demonstrating knowledge and experience in the outdoors!

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Scouts BSA Uniform

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Your Uniform Guide

The universal symbol of Scouting, a BSA uniform will last you through countless adventures and bring you closer to other Scouts who share a common thread. Get your uniform today!

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Your Uniform Guide

The universal symbol of Scouting, a BSA uniform will last you through countless adventures and bring you closer to other Scouts who share a common thread. Get your uniform today!

Questions about the program?

Learn more about Scouts BSA

During youth-led troop meetings, Scouts engage in Scout skill challenges, team building opportunities, patrol games, and troop games. You can read more about those activities here.

 

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At Scouts BSA, we aim to build an inclusive, youth-led community where boys and girls of all backgrounds feel welcome and in control of their Scouting experience. If a parent or guardian wishes to observe a troop meeting or lend a helping hand with youth-led activities, they should consult with the Scoutmaster in advance.

The annual registration fee is $66. However, most units will require additional fees to cover the cost of certain activities and program supplies. The Scoutmaster can explain all the details about the unit’s annual fee and exactly what it includes.

Programs are designed to follow a strict set of rules and policies that can be found in the Guide to Safe Scouting. You can ready the GSS here.

 

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Program resources are in place by both the Cub Scouts pack and the Scouts BSA troop. Learn more about how we ensure a smooth transition.

 

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We believe everyone should get the chance to participate in Scouting activities while being treated with the same level of respect as every other unit member. The Boy Scouts of America’s national camp standards require councils to include Scouts with special needs in camp programs to the extent that it is practical and safe.

 

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Absolutely! Youth can join Scouts BSA with no prior Scouting experience (i.e., Cub Scouts) as long as they meet the age requirements.

 

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