On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.
A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.
The Boy Scouts of America is one of the largest youth leadership organizations in the United States, with more than 1 million current boys and girls participating and nearly half a million adult volunteers. Since its founding in 1910, over 110 million Americans have participated in BSA programs.
Scouting is a set of programs available for boys and girls aged 5 through 20, which teaches age-appropriate skills to build leadership, character, citizenship, and personal responsibility. Scouting provides the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be “Prepared. For Life.”
The Scouting experience is divided into five programs according to age and activities. Whether it is a 6-year-old making a visit to the local fire station, a 14-year-old going on their first rock climbing outing, or a 20-year-old completing a ten-day adventure backpacking trek, Scouting programs help build leaders through fun experiences with friends!
Click on the program description below to learn more about each program:
The BSA’s goal is to train youth from kindergarten through college age in responsible citizenship, character development, and self-reliance through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities and educational programs. For younger members, the Scout method is part of the program to instill typical Scouting values such as trustworthiness, good citizenship, and outdoors skills, through a variety of activities such as camping, aquatics, and hiking. For older youth, the programs reinforce these Scouting values through outdoor activities, adventure experiences, public service, and career-oriented programs in partnership with community organizations
The BSA has revamped and strengthened its training, rules, and protocols to ensure that every Scout is safe. Scouting is committed to ensuring that all leaders are properly trained, background-checked, and attend a 2-hour training every other year to update them on best practices and methods for ensuring youth are safe. In addition, Scouting is implementing training directly for the youth, to teach them to remain safe – whether online, at meetings, or in their general day-to-day life. You can learn more about our Council’s Youth Protection Training here.
To join Scouting, it is as easy as finding a Scout unit near your home or school! Scouting is for boys and girls, in all of our programs! You can use the tool at www.beascout.org to select your age group, find a unit near you, and reach out to the leaders of that unit about joining! They will have you complete an application and submit it, and then you can Start Scouting!
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