Choose your scouting program for additional resources and information.
Begin the adventure
Scouting promises you the great outdoors. As a Scout, you can learn how to camp and hike without leaving a trace and how to take care of the land. You’ll study wildlife up close and learn about nature all around you. There are plenty of skills for you to master, and you can teach others what you have learned.
Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are 14 years of age OR 13 years of age and have completed the eighth grade and under 21 years of age. Venturing’s purpose is to provide positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults.
For Boy Scouts
In the outdoors, boys and girls have opportunities to acquire skills that make them more self-reliant. They can explore canoe and hiking trails and complete challenges they first thought were beyond their ability. Attributes of good character become part of a boy as he learns to cooperate to meet outdoor challenges that may include extreme weather, difficult trails and portages, and dealing with nature’s unexpected circumstances.
For Cub Scouts
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By registering your child in a Scouting program, he or she will have a lot of fun – while being challenged to develop leadership skills in an environment that stresses the importance of moral and ethical behavior.
National Training Conferences / Events
Sea Base, Philmont, Jamborees! And more!
Ranks – Advancements – Awards
Scouts BSA provides a series of surmountable obstacles and steps in overcoming them through the advancement method. The Scout plans their advancement and progresses at their own pace as they meet each challenge. The Scout is rewarded for each achievement, which helps them gain self-confidence. The steps in the advancement system help a Scout grow in self-reliance and in the ability to help others.
So you want to be an Eagle Scout
Congratulations on achieving the rank of Life Scout!
You’re only one step away from the highest rank Scouting has to offer, Eagle Scout. The requirements for Eagle Scout are easy enough to understand; they are the same kinds of requirements you met for all of your other ranks, but at a more challenging level.
The safety of your scout is the number one priority of the BSA. The BSA Youth Protection Guidelines and barriers to abuse are proven to keep young people safe in Scouting. Every Scout, parent, and volunteer, should be protected from bullying, harassment, improper touching and all other negative behaviors. No one should be threatened, harassed or abused, either verbally or physically in any way. Everyone in Scouting is expected to act in accordance with the Scout Oath & Law at all times.
While Scouting is for all youth, it is under the guidance of adults. The adult’s control 100% of the direction of the troop, and it is their responsibility to develop a youth-run program. This may seem complicated but it really isn’t. Guidance, Vigilance from a distance, Patience, Understanding the youth’s point of view, Trust in your skills as a trained leader, Trust in the Scout program as it was designed by the BSA, and Trust in the youth themselves, are the 7 keys for adults helping to foster a youth-run troop.
The Boy Scouts of America has always been a uniformed body. Its uniforms help to create a sense of belonging. They symbolize character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness. Wearing a uniform gives youth and adult members a sense of identification and commitment.
The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members. To maintain such an environment, the BSA developed numerous procedural and leadership selection policies and provides parents and leaders with resources for all our programs.
Trainings for all the different levels of Scouting.
To find a unit for your youth, follow the button below. Once you have found the unit that best suits your child, you will complete, sign and submit an application so they can become official members of the Boy Scouts of America. Be A Scout additional informatiJoin Now
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